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Firewire Port not working

Have tried hooking my DCR-TRV320 up to three different computers with the Firewire port. It appears that the port is dead. I can use the other ports including the S-Video no problem. Just the Firewire gets no response. Any suggestions?
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Glynn in Oregon

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