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Fire wire instillation

Name is shannon and would like your help with installing fire wire .i installed the everything that was provided and still it doesnt want to detect my cam corder .please could you tell me what the problem is .my computer is a P3 it has windows XP HOME EDITION.your help would really be appreciated .you can reply to

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  • seawolf_49 Apr 13, 2008

    I'm trying to find a fire wire for my DCR-HC28, so I can hook it up to my PC. Do you have a parts number?

    Thank you.



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The problem is that you have a P3 processor. THe only CPU capable of running a fire wire device, is a P4 or better.

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