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Where is the port?

I need help quickly, I borrowed a friend's camera for a project, its an old Sony Handycam TRV118 Hi8 thing, and now I don't know how to get the footage from the camera onto the computer so I can edit it. Editing is a must - and soon. I think there's a USB port, but I can't find an online manual to tell me where, and I just can't find the port. There's a port for the charger, can a firewire go in there?
Help - I'm a first time camera user! I just need to get the footage onto the computer!

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Look at the side of the camera where the strap is. on the side of the light actually where the tape area opens up there should be a small plastic piece you can open there is your usb port.

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