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Firewire Problem - HELP!!!!!

Hello, this is my 1st time on the site.
Recently I plugged my camcorder into my computer using my Firewire. It has always worked but for some reason it just isn't registering the fact that I've connected anything at all. There's no new message saying 'new device found' or anything, and I've done all the usual procedures such as restarting the computer, program etc etc. Nothing seems to work - can you help me? Suggest what the problem might be and how to solve it?
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  • jatinpayal1 Apr 25, 2008

    I ahve canon MVX40i, when I plugged my camcorder into my computer using my Firewire. It was working before but for some reason it just isn't registering the fact that I've connected anything at all. There's no new message saying 'new device found' or anything, and I've done all the usual procedures such as restarting the computer, program etc etc. Nothing seems to work - can you help me? Suggest what the problem might be and how to solve it?

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I have the same problem too. I get the "DV IN" flashing on the corner of the LCD Screen on the camera, but my computer doesn't go "ding" or Found New Hardware. Running Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit.

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Hi,
make sure you are using 4 pin to 4pin firewire which looks like this:
http://www.pcab.co.uk/ebay/firewire%204%20to%204.jpg

After connecting,
Switch on the Cam.
Open Windows Movie Maker and import video from device.


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