Hey, i have mega issues with ym camcorder. Well its Sony DCR-TRV270e digital 8 and i basicaly un usable know for unknown reasons.

It seems to of all started when the the heads got dirty, It ate my tapes and stuff so i didnt have any left. I cleaned them and it all seemed to work alrite, i didnt have any tapes so i didnt try to record or anything.

Once i got some i get some recording and it seemed fine. Until i took it home. I used USB to capture my videos, i plug it all in but the computer couldnt find my camera, try to capture using movie maker and it just said no device found. I try the cable on a other device and it worked fine, it must of been my usb port.

I did some research and decide that now my usb seems to be dead, ill in vest in a firewire cable and firewire port for my pc. And to my shock this also didnt work, i cant see how dirty heads on my camcorder have killed both my USB and Firewire port.

Has any1 every had this problem or similair, can anyone offer me any help?

Cheers

Tom