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Firewire port on Canon XL2

My Mac G5 does not see the Canon when it is docked to it.

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  • chexche Oct 03, 2008

    Need to replace DV port, anyone Know how to replace the card?
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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    SherylLynn,
    Could you tell me what chip Canon use for their firewire in the XL2. I presume it is one of Texas Instruments TSB41 range of chips. I had a PC that killed several firewire devices. I have replaced chips on our vision mixer and DV tape player, but would like to have the right chip on hand before I open the camera and have it out of service for the duration of the repair.

    Thanks,
    Kent Krause

  • Andy May 11, 2010

    It is difficult to diagnose the issue without a little more information:


    • Have you tried more than one firewire cable?

    • Have you tried multiple firewire ports?

    • Is there another computer available to attempt to connect the camcorder to?
    With this information we may be better equipped to try and find the cause of your issue.

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