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Hi there
Okay so I have carried out some research on the problem you are having.
The VL-DC5 does not have drivers online to download because the drivers in windows XP support this model camcorder
The problem is that you are probably trying to connect the device to your computer using USB.
The drivers in windows XP are only compatible with this camcorder when using Firewire cables.
If you don't have a firewire cable then you will need to buy one and use this to connect your camcorder to your pc.
It should work fine after you have tried this.
Let me know how you get on!

Sharp Video... | Answered on Nov 30, 2018

Hi, For best result , you have to instal its driver on your computer. You can download the driver here :

JVC Everio... | Answered on Nov 26, 2018

Good News!! I have found a way to fix this loud high pitch "grinding" noise, sudden battery "draining" accompanied by the eject "D" symbol being displayed only after a few seconds of tape play. And absolutely No thanks to Samsung's customer service. Although seemingly polite, I had to talk to 6 customer service representatives before they properly transferred me to Executive Customer Relation(ECR). They said they were experiencing technical difficulties. Once I got through, the ECR rep. insisted that the repairs will cost $160 mainly due to the cost of the parts and also admitted that he didn't know much about the technical aspect of the camcorder. And I was repeatedly told that this was not a known or "universal" issue so the warranty cannot be extended.

It is indeed a mechanical problem. The camcorder had only been used three times and kept in storage in its original box with no temperature extremes since I had puchased it at the end of 2006.

Here is the SOLUTION:
1) Gently unscrew and remove the front casing portion of the camcorder.
2) Directly underneath the lens there is crosslike metal support that extends from the tape compartment chassis. The green circuit board should rest on top of it as shown below instead of being under it .

13e6f7e.jpg Now the camcorder functions properly consistently. The cost = $ 0.

Samsung SC-D363... | Answered on Nov 25, 2018

I am sorry I am unable to locate one for the DVR530 but I was able to get one for the DVR550 which (I believe) is the same thing with less zoom and/or memory. It's worth a download, CLICK HERE

Vivitar DVR 530... | Answered on Nov 25, 2018

Yes. What you need to do is physically remove the Hard Drive from the DVR and use a duplicator to create an identical copy of the drive so you will always have the original drive backed up in its original state. Amazon sells “external HD Duplicators” just make sure when you clone the hard drive you clone onto a drive that has the same size storage ea. 500gb to 500gb NOT 500gb to 250gb because it has to match in size to duplicate it, if you ever put the copied drive back in the dvr it will be in the exact same state as when you took the original out to make that copy... does that make sense?

The Video... | Answered on Nov 20, 2018

Hi, if you are asking for an unlock code for your Samsung 5260 you can get it from at low cost. Before that you can visit This site provides free unlocking instruction to guide you.

Samsung GT-S5260... | Answered on Nov 19, 2018

You may download a copy of the manual here.

Vivitar Dvr-506... | Answered on Nov 16, 2018

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