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Canon MV890 not being detected

I have the Canon MV890 and have previously captured footage into Sony Vegas Movie Studio 6.0 but since lending the camera to a friend I can no longer capture the footage from the mini DV tape onto my computer. I have Windows XP 2002. I have tried using a different firewire and different software for editing but the camera is still not being detected.

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Uninstall and reboot if xp sees it then reinstall software and drivers

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