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I don't have a firewire slot on my pc. i am running vista

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Since you have not given even the barest info of what is the problem I will guess that you can't download your pix to your computer because you require a firewire connection that is not on your computer!!! Right??
Well, the fix is quite easy. Just buy a firewire adapter card for your computer. costs under $10 on Ebay!

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