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Firewire / iLink transfer failing -HELP please!

This is driving me up the wall... I have the same cam (Sony DCR-HC18E) and am trying to transfer my miniDV tapes to the hard disk on my Sony Vaio Laptop (Vista Home Premium) via the iLink / Firewire cable. I've tried through Click to Disc, WinDV, Roxio and Windows video import software but none of them are recognising my cam... they can't find anything to import. Also tryed on my standalone Hitachi DVD Recorde which has an iLink port... no joy there either. I'm getting very frustrated... what am I doing wrong????!!!!!

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Go to camera menu and turn on USB Streaming and try to download movie. Still no joy, iLink port seems broken / faulty.

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