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Recognition of plug-in

Hi! I have a Panasonic NV-GS17 Mini DV Camcorder. When I connect the USB cable from Cam in to PC (with Windows Vista) the PC 'beeps' as if it recognises something is there, though when I try to access the drive via 'My computer' it asks me to insert a disk in to relevant drive. Do I need to download recognition software to access the files on the Camcorder & if so where can I find it? Any help would be most welcome. Thanks!


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  • max114 May 16, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem and have been trying to resolve it for ages.....any ideas? I am running windows vista too.

  • Sue Royle Jun 23, 2008

    i am having the same problems. even been in touch with panasonic who have been of no help at all. no software came with the camera and will only work with xp. does anyone know of any other drivers that will work on vista with this item ?

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    my problem is little,my camera worked fine with the pc ;but as a webcam not work in alls,in skype no for example,in windows live yes,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,id;ont understand.any help.thnkssssssssss

  • gannianici Mar 02, 2009

    i have the same problem have the-panasonic_nv_gs17_mini_dv_digital but i don't have the software for it (i have a windows vista) From where i can downlod the software



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Try to manage it with the software which came with your cam

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