You could try one of those companies that supply DV-IN enablers (effectively they were a re-write of the firmware). For example http://www.smartdv.co.uk/.
Or you could simply try the reset button to return the camera to its factory state. (see the trouble shooting guide in your manual for instruction).
COMPAQ something or other with 500Gb Boot Disk, 1Tb external Firewire Disk, 4Gb Memory and a super duper sound card, 19" TFT Monitor etc etc etc
Sony TRV33e : Sony TRV310e : Canon XM2
Sony Vegas Studio editions to v11
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