Question about Sony DSR-45 Mini DV VCR
My DSR-45 deck lost the firewire port recently and I believe it was related to a lightning strike that cratered our phone server and damaged a 220 recepticle. All computers were unplugged but ethernet cables were still connected so it affected one computer. My dedicated Mac Pro for video editing kept losing the firewire hub and after troubleshooting external drives, battery backups and my DSR-45 we narraowed it down to the deck. When the external 400 and 800 firewire drives are added the Mac instantly recognizes them and teh data. When we plug the firewire cable from the DSR-45 to the Mac then the drive icons freeze up with the color wheel of death when you try to look at teh data again. When I unplug the deck then it frees up the drives and I can access the data again. I tried teh deck on my iMac and it will not recognize the firewire input either. Any suggestions if something needs to be reset on the deck or y athink the firewire port is fried? Any help woul dbe great.
Port's fried for sure -- that's a classic Firewire Port Burnout problem. Could be a cheap repair if you can take it to someone who's not afraid to get their hands dirty (soldering, perhaps). I don't know how integrated the port is to the unit (like on a laptop) so good luck!
Posted on Sep 20, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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