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Computer doesn't recognize video camera

I have the same problem. I have tried 3 cables, 4 computers, Win XP and Vista, still no connection. The camera worked fine before updating to SP2 and other updates from Microsoft. Tried Vegas software and WMM, no go! All other functions on camera work correctly.

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Stop connecting to the computer, try to record on DVD RECORDER. it's easier and then finalize the disk to play where ever you want.
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Apearantly this is a common problem with the TRV-900. What has happened is the Firewire connection got surged from connecting the camera to the computer. This has happened to mine twice. The repair was $250 bucks. I have yet to have it repaired the 2nd time.

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