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Connect Sony Handycam to Gateway laptop

How do I connect my Sony Handycam DCR-HC52 to my Gateway laptop? I do not see an ilink connection on the laptop and the camera does not have a standard USB connection from what I can tell. Do I need to buy a special cable of some sort? Thank you!

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  • afluegge80 Mar 07, 2009

    Hello, my Gateway laptop is model MT6728. I already own a firewire cable, but I don't see a connection for it on the laptop. Thanks!

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Tell me the model of ur gateway laptop if u have firewire port 1394 on ur laptop u can easily connect thru cable u have to buy it separately u can go for generic one no need for an expensive branded one just check the connector type on both sides is it 4 pins or 8 pins pls let me know with details ur cam have firewire port i know but ur laptop i am not sure abt it pls tell me the model of laptop

if u dont have 1394 port on laptop then u have to buy a express card which have firewire 1394 connector or pcmcia card i dont know which card ur laptop supports after u tell me the model i can help

pls rate me for my help

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    Shoaib Rais Mar 08, 2009

    sorry there is no firewire port on ur laptop but nowadays its incl in almost every laptop hp dell acer, sony even gateway ,but u can get solution by two ways

    buy firewire 1394 in ExpressCard/54 and slip it in the express card slot provided in ur laptop around 50 -70$ but remember to match the cable u have firewire bcoz there is A & B type

    pls rate me FIXYA if i helped u



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