Question about Sony Handycam DCR-VX2100 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Yes, it is in VCR Mode...

When I plug in my camera using an iLink (4 pin to USB), my PC does not recognize the device. Do I need a driver?
Comment by tooferone, posted on Apr 08, 2008 Yes, it is in VCR mode. FYI I have Windows XP Professional. I think maybe this version of Windows does not recognize the camera, or maybe because I'm using a 4 pin to USB firewire instead of a 4pin to 4pin. Any thoughts?

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I have the same problem using a 4 pin to 4 pin cable

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You need a 6 pin to 4 pin firewire cable, friend :) It should work with one of those.

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The CD that came with the camcorder is not compatible with Windows 7. You have to go to Sony's site and get an update. See if the following link is useful:

http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/415262

I think USB streaming is not supported in Windows 7, so probably iLink is the only option available to you, which anyway is better than USB in terms of less frame drops and capture of DVD quality. The camera has 4 pin ilink port. Check whether you have 6-pin port or 4-pin port or both type of ports on your computers. Laptops generally have one 4-pin port. Desktops can have more than one iLink ports and can have both 6-pin and 4-pin. 4-pin port would look exactly like the one you have on your camcorder. You can find a photo of 6-pin ports at

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Try out all these options one by one t fix your problem:

1)just try to unplug the device and have it connected into another PC (with USB port) and let it be recognized by that PC... when it is recognized, plug it again to the original PC it was previously plugged. i know it doesn't make sense but i believe there are some electrical factors that may cause this malfunction.

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In XP, after a USB port isn't used for a long while the USB driver built into the OS sets the OHCI controller to suspend. When you plug a device back in, it can sometimes fail to 'wake up' properly. This problem was supposedly fixed in SP1 but there is a related registry hack that may still be able to help.

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Alternatively, removing all entries relating to USB in Device Manager and all associated USB drivers will force XP into refreshing the USB driver stack.

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Then boot back into Windows (not safe mode) and it should populate the Root Hubs & Host controllers again. Proceed to plug your USB devices back in, starting with your powered hub. Be aware that most USB printers and scanners need to have their drivers installed first before you plug them in.

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