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The computer cannot find the Camcorder no matter what I try.

I've recently acquired a Canon MV930 and I've been using it to record a really important project for school. I've got what I need and all I have to do is upload the video to my computer for editing, but no matter what I try the computer doesn't want to detect the camcorder.

I'm using a 6-pin Firewire cord to connect the camera to the system and I'm using Windows XP. This is the first time I'm using any sort of firewire cord and the USB cord doesn't work either.

I've tried installing several drivers, rebooting the system doesn't work and I'm running out of options and ideas. Please help me! I'm getting desperate.

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    I have a similar problem with a Canon DC40

  • remcobob Oct 05, 2008

    Panasonic

    PV-GS320 also with issues. Driver seemed to disappear.


  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    YES, iHVE THE FIREWIRE CONNECTED AND THE VIDEO

    CAMERA ON AND COMPUTER NOT DETECTING.

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Have the same issue with a sony. Use to be able to do it, now can't and have tried 3 different pcs. Cable OK as it regonised digital camera. Am thinking it must be some internal componentry of the camcorder?

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