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ted munroe Posted on Apr 05, 2007

IEEE1394 Fire wire stopped working

The fire wire port use to work now it doesnt, camera less then 5 months old. I carefully followed the directions on how to plug and unplug turn and turn off camera and computer when connecting IEEE1394 cable. Camera stopped working using fire wire. Tried camera on another computer still doesnt work

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  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2008

    Me too.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2008

    Same problem and very ticked off. What a waste of technology, time, energy, frustration and money.



    Where is PANASONIC to answer our questions of the DUMMY (dv) firewire port. What does the port do? We know it doesn't work on the MAC, OS Leopard or Windows XP/Vista. Lemon Law?

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    I have the same problem and no support from Panasonic on how to rectify this.  Their online support is non existent.

  • netman8762 May 27, 2008

    Same problem with both the PV-GS300 and the PV-GS320. Contacted Panasonic, might as well been talking to my 3 year old child. He was nice...

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I'm supposing here that you're using a Macintosh computer, because the firewire port is only supposed to work with a PV-GS320 when the camera's downloading into a Macintosh computer. (For computers operating under Windows it's supposed to download through the USB port instead.) And:   I'm writing you because I'm having exactly the same problem that you described! 
The first 2 movies I took downloaded from the camera VERY easily, but the 3rd one refuses to download at all (the computer doesn't recognize that there's anything to download). I also tried the camera on another computer and the problem was exactly on my own computer even though the updated levels of the operating system and of the iMovie software in the computer were slightly different.
I've asked Fixya for help on 17 May 2008, and never have received any response at all (despite having paid in advance for “Premium” technical support); so Ive given up on them and am working the problem elsewise.
My e-mail address is [email protected] and my phone number is (310)374-6133. Please contact me and maybe we can help each other. 
Hy Levy

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