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Where is the port for fire wire

I am trying to connect my canon video camera to an acer pc but I cannot find the ieee 1394 port. An acer aspire pc m1610

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SOURCE: GSV 15 issue, PC is not able to recognize the DV port, unable to transfer video to PC

I had this happen to one of my Panasonic cameras, fortunately i had another camera i used for the capture process.

BUT get a magnifying glass and look at the camera firewire socket. Most firewire connect problems comes from a
"bent pin" in that socket. Otherwise it is off to the repair guy I am afraid.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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you can buy also for that in a surplus computer shop
or in computer shopping
not in online it takes you time to recieve it!!!

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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i do not understand,do you connect all these cables at the same time?If yes is wrong ...Just connect in a well known pc the fire wire cable and power on camcorder.If pc doesn't capture video,THEN look after editing program...

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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SOURCE: MY IEEE 1394 port does not recognise camcoder

Although this post is rather old, I can tell you that the mini 4-pin firewire port is the bane of my existence. The 6-pin port is made rather sturdy with heavily shielded cable. The 4-pin uses the same heavy cable, but does not have the strength to support the cable, if it happens to droop. This causes pins to get slightly bent out of alignment, and upon re-insertion, you can get crushed pins if you are not VERY careful. Examine both your cable end and the port on your camera/deck - you will probably find one or more of the pins have been pushed back. Pray that it's the cable that's dead, and not the port in your camera/deck. I have a Canon XL1 and a Sony DSR-40 with the same problem - crushed pin in the unit's port. I'll have to spend $$$ to get these ports replaced.

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

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SOURCE: unable to get dv input / output via ieee 1394 port

try an older version of pinnacle studio or another pc if still no capture, firewire camera board failed.

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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