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Greetings - The simplest (and fairly inexpensive) thing you can do is to get a Cardbus/PCMCIA FireWire card like these shown HERE.

You would use the same software you used on your desktop to do the capture.

Good Luck,

Mikeywaf

Canon DV-MV830i... | Answered on Jun 02, 2011


Someone here recommended on another post to put the lense cap on & videotape the blackness in a quiet room for 5-10 mins. I tried this as a last resort & it worked. When I played back the tape, no more skipping or gray lines. I had 4-5 SOLID gray lines with skipping video & audio in between on every tape I put in. I think the person who helped me solve this said that it was a result of the tape alignment going off. My camera is a Canon zr80 digital camcorder. (Called Canon, they had me reset it & then recommended sending it in).

Canon DV-MV830i... | Answered on May 20, 2011


I had the same problem. Checked the site and found a solution of dropping the camera onto a carpeted floor from about 1/2m to 1m. Thought that it was bullsh1t but was desperate and so tried it. worked a treat!!!

Hope this helps.

Canon DV-MV830i... | Answered on Apr 23, 2011



This is usually caused by a failed component in the power circuit within the camera and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


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Canon DV-MV830i... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010


Tape mechanism problems can be quite complicated but they can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be diagnosed by a qualified service technician.


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Canon DV-MV830i... | Answered on Nov 07, 2010


to transfer video from your camcorder to your pc you will need a firewire cable (ieee 1394). only with this cable you will be able to transer video.
you will also need a firewire port on your pc.
if you don't have one then you can buy a firewire pci card.

see this for info and pictures
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_1394_interface

Canon DV-MV830i... | Answered on Oct 23, 2010


Drop it on a carpeted floor from half a metre
I got the solution fromFixYa on 3rd Feb 09 it worked for me

Canon DV-MV830i... | Answered on Aug 18, 2010


My mv830i developed this problem as I was going on my first training flight from Redhill Aerodrome and I was absolutely gutted! My moment of glory and the Canon refuses to accept the cassette. Had to resort to SD card recording. Did'nt get much footage using this method. Anyway on arriving home I sought out solutions from the Internet. I tried blowing any possible dirt from the cassette compartment but to no avail. Then I read about the 'drop it on the carpet' method. Instead of carpet, I tried an old shoe box. After about three attempts from nearly 1 metre - hey presto! It actually worked! The camera took the cassette and all was well again. How on earth this method of fixing was discovered is beyond me - but worked it did for me! Hope it does for you too.

robbiemartyn.

Canon DV-MV830i... | Answered on Nov 12, 2009


I had the same problem. Checked the site and found a solution of dropping the camera onto a carpeted floor from about 1/2m to 1m. Thought that it was bullsh1t but was desperate and so tried it. worked a treat!!!

Hope this helps.

Canon DV-MV830i... | Answered on Aug 13, 2009


Generally not. You will need a firewire cable to connect through DV. The connections are different shapes than USB. You will also need a firewire connection on your pc.

Hope this helps.

Canon DV-MV830i... | Answered on Aug 13, 2009


It's dirty inside, you need to send it off to be cleaned.

Canon DV-MV830i... | Answered on Apr 06, 2009


There is a short in the wiring were the hinge is at. You can take into a camera store or Best Buy and see what it would cost to replace the wiring in there.

Canon DV-MV830i... | Answered on Nov 19, 2008


Here's the driver..Connect the camcoder to computer and then install the driver..you can find it here..
http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010209.asp
Also you might want to buy a firewire card if you want to transfer a footage without any hickups..

Canon DV-MV830i... | Answered on Sep 18, 2008

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