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DCR-HC52 fire wire port doesn't work. Have tried on several computer, none of them even see the camera. Best Buy tried using a different cable same results

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This happens only mostly if you connect camera on Firewire AFTER you been PC okay, so plug your camera in the Firewire sockets then put your PC on, then the PC will open the firewire port up for use and set up a user port adrs for the port.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

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