I have a pd100 that I connect to my dell inspiron 1200 withILINK/USB, the computer says it does not recognized the component. Am i missing a drive? I would have thought it would have been identified by MM2, but no dice. I can't find a driver on SONY Professional site...if this is what i need...is it? Any help is much appreicated to get this baby up and running for youtube ventures.
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I have the same problem. It looks to me like the "coin" battery (which has solder tags) is soldered to a pcb inside the camera. If anyone has information as to the battery details (voltage, size, etc.) and how to access it with the minimum of dismantling, it would very helpful. I think sony reference a BT7200 battery but I can't find details anywhere.
If you are using a Windows XP Operating System then you have to install the USB Streaming Driver in the Computer from the supplied Software disk with the Computer. Check this Link for the instruction to transfer video to a Computer using USB Streaming. http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C222820 If you do not have the supplied Software disk then I suggest that you use the i.LINK cable to transfer the video. Please let me know if you need further assistance on this issue .
I had this same issue. I solved it. The USB cable will NOT work to transfer video. You need a IEEE-1395 fire wire cable. I purchased the internal card and cable for under $20.00 for my DELL computer direct from dell. After you connect your camcorder to your computer, I clicked on windows photo gallery. Then in top left corner, click file and "import from camera or scanner. Your camcorder must be on video mode and play mode. Your computer should recognize the camcorder, click on it and then it will give you options, like you can upload and record direct onto DVD. I liked the option of uploading manually because if there are blank sections on the DV tape, the computer will stop uloading. Hope this helps.
The USB drive for Sony CAM you can download from Sony web but the USB will not allow you to transfer video from your CAM only for memory stick
However if you have firewire input on your Laptop, have you? normaly if you have firewire input on your laptop as soon as you connect your CAM it will detect automatic either with windown movies maker or with Nero
Sometime the firewire from CAM defect I repaired a few of them with this problem
Can you conect this CAM to another computer or try different cable ?
Or tell me exactly what input you have on your laptop such firewire input, PCMCIA slot
if you can use your computer and cable firewire for other device. it means that your ic firewire in your dsr 45 is defect/broken,if you want to capture without firewire dsr45 , you need video and aodio in card for your computer.note ic firewire easy to defect/ broken if you plug/ uplug it when the device and the cumputer are on.
firewire is also called 1394 or dv port-card can always be added to older computer to support-cables are 4 pin to 4 pin or 4-6 pin-cam is always 4 pin -mac and most towers 6 pin-laptops are 4 pin-look for a port that looks like usb but has a trapezoid shape end
Defective mechanism, a stucked mechanism is present. camcorder are smart it can detects error and shuts down itself for safety. earlier models dominoes the defect if the user is not quick enough to react when something goes wrong with the camera. You need professional service to fix it.
The answer depends on a lot of things. If you plug your cam in and it doesn't make that happy plug and play sound, then it could possibly be your usb port. If your PC recognizes that a USB periphial has been connected but does not install the drivers correctly, then you should make sure that you have the right cam drivers for your operating system. If that has went correctly then there's one more test to see if your pc has recognized the camera. Go to my computer look at all of the drive letters for one that is not there whenever the camera is unpluggedc. If a drive shows up when the cam is plugged in, then it recognized your cam, especially if you can navigate to folders within that are labeled DCIM or RTAV.