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CONNECTION TO COMPUTER

MY HANDYCAM DOING WELL BUT I CANT TRANSFER MY CAMCORDER DATA TO MY COMPUTER BECAUSE I HAVE NO SOFTWERE DISK.THIS DISK IS LOST. HOW CAN I GET THIS DISK SOFTWERE FROM INTERNATE.. I USE A LAPTOP AND OPERATING SYSTEM IS
(MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP SERVICE PACK 2)
PLEASE SEND ME A SOLUTION CLEARLY PLEASE

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Ok you need to go to the sony website and purchase a new cd with the software for about 49 dollars, or if you only need the drivers you can get them for free also from the sony website just go to www.sony.com support sesion and download drivers for your camera model

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There is a tutorial for transferring video from tyhis camera to a computer on the Sony website. Unfortunately, you do not say what kind of computer (PC or Mac) or operating system you have, and you have to specify this on the website to get the right instructions.

The instructions for a Windows computer are as follows:

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  3. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
  4. Plug the AC power adapter into an electrical wall outlet and then connect it to the camcorder.
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If you want to use the USB cable to connect the Camera to the Computer to transfer the video to the Computer then:

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This Camcorder does not support USB streaming with the VISTA Operating System. Use an i.LINK cable to transfer the video to the Computer. The i.LINK port is also called IEEE 1394 or Firewire port. (An i.LINK is a black D shaped connector with 4 or 6 pins. The type of cable to be used will depend on the i.LINK port of your Computer. The Sony Camcorder will have the 4 pin i.LINK cable and if the computer has the 6 pin i.LINK port, then you may have to use the 4 pin to 6 pin i.LINK Cable).

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Refer this Link for the instruction to transfer the video to the Computer using i.LINK cable.

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C111893

NOTE: As the Camcorder does not support USB streaming with Vista, it is not required to use any Sony Device Driver to transfer the video to the Computer. You do not require any Drivers or Software from Sony to transfer the video from the Camcorder to the Computer using the i.LINK/Firewire interface.

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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.

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If you are using an i.LINK cable then:

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If you are getting the DV IN message then it indicates that the Camcorder recognize the connection.

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Try resetting the Camcorder or try with different i.LINK cable. Locate the RESET button behind the LCD screen of the Camcorder. (You will be able to locate the RESET button by opening the LCD Screen. The Camcorder should be switched ON when you reset the unit. Press the RESET button using a sharp-pointed object).

NOTE: Resetting the Camcorder will reset the settings of the Camcorder to the factory settings including date and time. It will not delete any data saved in the Camcorder.

If the issue still persists after resetting the Camcorder and with different i.LINK cable then your Camcorder requires service to resolve the issue.

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http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-download.pl?mdl=DCRHC40&upd_id=2158&os_id=7

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