Question about Sony DCR-HC38 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Even though I have installed all the drivers for my firewire 1394 card and it lists under the device manager and even though i have uninstalled and installed the sony drivers (included in the package) windows does not detect my handycam, what is even more surprising is that the LCD Panel of my handycam shows DV IN as sson as the firewire cable is attached. I have followed the advice of Sony India which asked me to connect the cable in the cam corder off position then turn it on with the ac adapter connected. still no luck. If anyone has run into a similar problem and has a solution/suggestion to this please let me know. My model is Sony HCR DC 38E.
Check the pin of the fire wire socket if the 4 pin are ok and at the good...if ok check the pin using a multi tester at the range of x1...it should have the same resistance that 4 pin...doing this place the black test rod to the ground or chassis of the camera ,the red rod place to the pins one by one...if you check all the pins and notice that the one pin is open or no resistance it a good sign that one of the 4 pin is only open but if one of the 4 you measured have a higher resistance or the at the 3...sad to say that the fire wire drive are busted...you have to replace the mother board or the replace the firewire drive ic..
Posted on Aug 25, 2007
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