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My JVC SR-VS30U dosen't work any more only on firewire port.I can't communicate with my computer,dosen't matter my Mac ou PC,stop.Any thing else works fine. Were i can by a part for replace?thank you

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  • braziliancap Mar 03, 2009

    I did everything.Sent to a repair shopping in Seattle WA, but the guys there only took my money and did not fix .
    Now i living in my country Brazil,and wold like know were i can buy firewire port to my VCR.Thank you.

  • Michael Innes Sep 19, 2013

    Which shop in Seattle should we avoid?



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Its broken

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

  • Michael Rouse
    Michael Rouse Mar 03, 2009

    Have you swapped out cables? Maybe its a simple thing like that



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