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  • firewire connection problems

    Posted by Mary Waitrovich on April 7, 2005 at 9:08 pm

    Very frustrating: Suddenly, for no reason that is apparent, neither of my PCs can “see” either of my miniDV decks. Tried many different cables and several different cameras. I finally got one XL1 to connect and was able to capture my footage on one PC; the same camera would not connect to other PC. One PC has only one firewire card; the other has two ports on the motherboard, a firewire 400 card and a firewire 800 card. If the problem is not the camera or deck, and it’s not the cable, and it’s not the PCI card, what the heck could be going on? Did Bill Gates decree today as “Firewire mostly inoperable day”?

    Thanks,
    Mary Waitrovich
    UW-Madison

    Ted Snow replied 19 years, 3 months ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Edward Troxel

    April 7, 2005 at 9:19 pm

    Did you just install SP2 on them? If so, try rolling back to SP1 and see if that fixes it.

    Edward Troxel
    JETDV Scripts

  • Wade Harrington

    April 7, 2005 at 11:49 pm

    If it is SP2 problem I think there is a fix on microsofts website or below:
    https://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/winxp-1394.html

  • Mary Waitrovich

    April 8, 2005 at 1:57 am

    I wish SP2 was the case as there is that fix. No, I’ve had SP2 for some time and capture has worked fine.

  • Wade Harrington

    April 8, 2005 at 2:14 am

    Sorry, I hate it when you cant fix a computer. Maybe try restoring to an earlier time when it was working..I’m sure you have tried it.

  • Donatello

    April 8, 2005 at 3:26 am

    ?? did you recently add any software ??

    also ( long shot) sometimes certain software like firewalls will block the 1394 networking which might/could block use of 1394 devices ?? ( again long shot here) = look at firewalls …

  • Ted Snow

    April 8, 2005 at 11:29 pm

    This might be a long shot too…but I recently had my camera replaced by Sony. The firewire port on the camera had a bent pin in it. The 4 pin connections seem to be quite fragile in my opinion. Anyone using cameras on a regular basis (not just your occassional home video maker) makes several connections to the firewire port and they can get damaged as I have found out first hand. Sony replaced my TRV350 with the newer TRV460 which in my opinion is a piece of junk. All the settings are done through the touch screen…manual focus, etc. which is a real pain. It was much easier to turn the data wheel on the 350 than to have to mess with the touch screen. I’m still waiting until the day I can get the VX2100. But until then I’m stuck with this inferior 460. I was hoping that Sony would just fix my camera, but instead they opted to replace it. I’ve read on several reviews where people say that Sony really took a step backward with replacing the 350 with the 460…and I agree 100%.

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