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GSV 15 issue, PC is not able to recognize the DV port, unable to transfer video to PC

I have a panasonic GSV 15, which I came to know that the video port is not being sensed by computer [1394 IEEE] for transfering video from tape to PC. I went to panasonic service center and they told me the video port / chip of camcorder has been completely destroyed and hence I wont be able to transfer video from camcorder to PC, however on the other side I'm still able to shoot videos and take pictures on memory cards, even i'm able to transfer pictures through some USB cable, however not videos.
the service center told me it will cost me a bomb to get the video port repaired.
Could someone please suggest me on how do I fix or repair the video port, so that I can start transfering videos to PC.


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Re: GSV 15 issue, PC is not able to recognize the DV...

I had this happen to one of my Panasonic cameras, fortunately i had another camera i used for the capture process.

BUT get a magnifying glass and look at the camera firewire socket. Most firewire connect problems comes from a
"bent pin" in that socket. Otherwise it is off to the repair guy I am afraid.

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