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I have replaced a Windows XP PC with a new PC running Windows 7 Home Premium and I have not been able to connect my DCR-HC26 Sony Handycam digital tape camera to the new PC. I'm using an I-link (firewire) cable. The camera seems to be recognised by the PC as a Sony DCR-HC26E, but when trying to capture video the following message is shown: "Cannot find the Handycam (Tape). Check the i.LINK connection to the Handycam." I suspect a driver type of problem is the cause but I've run out of ideas as to how to fix this problem. Any ideas??

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Mostly with these cameras you do not need driver (unless you use a USB cable) but like me you have firewire okay? so you should unplug your camera, turn your PC off for a min or two, plug camera in THEN yes THEN put your PC on, and the Win 7 will see your camera and loads setting it needs auto ok.

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