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Sony dcr-sr40 will not connect with my pc for video download

When I place my sony dcr-sr40 on the docking station and turn it on and push the HDD tab/button on the screen, is goes to the "preparring" screen then flips to the "connecting" screen but does not ever connect. What do I need to do to get the camcorder to connect to my PC? I have had this camera for a couple of years and had not prior problems until recently when I lent the camera to a friend and have experienced this problem since getting it back from them. I am running windows vista on my PC.

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  • c_beats Feb 04, 2009

    yes, I had already looked @ the cable and jacks and also tried another cable. Can I hook the camera direct to the PC by passing the "Handycam Station"?

  • kcfehring Mar 09, 2009

    Mine does the same thing. It keeps saying connecting but never actually connects. I don't know what else to do.

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In my opinion, connecting jack between camera and docking is creating problem, might be one or more pins are not connecting properly. Give a close look on both male-female jack pins.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Feb 04, 2009

    Let me know if you are still facing problem.

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