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Transferring video to PC

I do have a sony camcorder model DCR-HC42 but i cannot transfer to my PC.i have a USB connector but it doesn't detect on my PC. thanks.

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Most of the time the camera has to be powered off then on again for the computer to pick it up. you can also try connecting it to a capture card and saving the files that way.

Also make sure there is no ! on the device itself and make sure all drivers are installed.

I am sure some of these tips will help thanks for using fixya!

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(Applicable for Windows XP Operating System only):

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

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There is an update for driver on the Sony website to transfer the videos from the Camcorder to the Computer using the USB cable.
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