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Can't conect through my firewire

When I try to download the video shot with Panasonic PV-GS39 camcorder, PC does not recognise the device.
I am using a firewire to my firewire 1394 firewire card to connect to PC. When I connect the cable, PC does not recognise the DVC device. what should i do?

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  • goodaggie Dec 12, 2007

    Thanks put i have done these things and , no good still no conection, panasonic drivers i have downloaded give the error message that they dont work on my opperating system, which is XP. any other ideas? Thanks for trying.

  • goodaggie Dec 15, 2007

    still no good:>{



    what did you use from microsoft to retrieve the driver from your firewire divice?

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Try connecting the camera to the computer through your firewire then go to if you have windows xp click start then click on control panel, then click on printers and other hardware, then click on scanners and cameras, then below the back icon will be add an imaging device and with the camera hooked up to the computer through the fire wire and the camera turned on click the add an imaging device. then follow the prompts in the installation wizard. if this dont get your camera back on line then you will need to find the drivers and program for the camera. you might find it at the panasonic web site just check for down loads for the camera.

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  • james kilgore
    james kilgore Dec 12, 2007

    if you have the installation disk for the camera you can load it into your computer,

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    james kilgore Dec 12, 2007

    is your firewire line good have you tried another, i had a similar problem with my lexmark X1150 it did not want to run on windows xp, i had to go to microsoft.com then hook up the unit turn it on and down load the program microsoft read off the lexmark. they installed the drivers and an exe program that repaired my problem try this.

  • james kilgore
    james kilgore Dec 24, 2007

    leave the camera hooked up the wizard will prompt for you to find the driver on the net click for it to do so and it will find what you need for you just follow the prompts.

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Okay then let's start with that. Download the drivers from:

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Hello. I also have the PV-GS39. I had the same problem as you have, here is what I DID to resolve my problem.

1.Go to: http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Camcorders/MiniDV-Camcorders/Drivers-Downloads/model.PV-GS39.D

the above link will take you RIGHT to the web page to download the PV-GS39 Software & Drivers that YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE. But if you have WINDOWS VISTA then you can use the WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER software that is ALREADY PRE-INSTALLED on your PC then you will NOT have to download the software from the above link.

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3. You ALSO hae to buy the CORD that connects to the PV-GS39 and the DYNEX FIREWIRE IEEE 1394 PCMCIA NOTEBOOK CARD, the cord costs $36.79 ALSO at Best Buy.

I did ALL 3 of the above and now I'm copying my movies and videos from my tape in my camcorder onto my PC and BURNING the video onto DVD/CD Disks.

If you have any questions, you can email me at: uggyredmonster@comcast.net.

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Hello. I also have the PV-GS39. I had the same problem as you have, here is what I DID to resolve my problem.

1.Go to: http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Camcorders/MiniDV-Camcorders/Drivers-Downloads/model.PV-GS39.D

the above link will take you RIGHT to the web page to download the PV-GS39 Software & Drivers that YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE. But if you have WINDOWS VISTA then you can use the WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER software that is ALREADY PRE-INSTALLED on your PC then you will NOT have to download the software from the above link.

2. You HAVE TO have a: FIREWIRE IEEE 1394 PCMCIA NOTEBOOK CARD. I got mine at: Best Buy for: $53.86 with taxes. The name of this card is: DYNEX FIREWIRE IEEE 1394 PCMCIA NOTEBOOK CARD.

3. You ALSO have to buy the CORD that connects to the PV-GS39 and the DYNEX FIREWIRE IEEE 1394 PCMCIA NOTEBOOK CARD, the cord costs $36.79 ALSO at Best Buy.

I did ALL 3 of the above and now I'm copying my movies and videos from my tape in my camcorder onto my PC and BURNING the video onto DVD/CD Disks.

If you have any questions, you can email me at: uggyredmonster@comcast.net.

Sincerely,
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1.Go to: http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Camcorders/MiniDV-Camcorders/Drivers-Downloads/model.PV-GS39.D

the above link will take you RIGHT to the web page to download the PV-GS39 Software & Drivers that YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE. But if you have WINDOWS VISTA then you can use the WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER software that is ALREADY PRE-INSTALLED on your PC then you will NOT have to download the software from the above link.

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3. You ALSO hae to buy the CORD that connects to the PV-GS39 and the DYNEX FIREWIRE IEEE 1394 PCMCIA NOTEBOOK CARD, the cord costs $36.79 ALSO at Best Buy.

I did ALL 3 of the above and now I'm copying my movies and videos from my tape in my camcorder onto my PC and BURNING the video onto DVD/CD Disks.

If you have any questions, you can email me at: uggyredmonster@comcast.net.

Sincerely,
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Thats quite a bit of stuff to have downloaded for you and I don't think gmail is going to handle it on one e-mail.

Here is the link to the site that you can get what you need

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