When I connect my Sony DCR-HC40 DV camcorder to my computer via firewire and try to capture video the computer can't find the camera. It also never says new hardware added when I plug the camera into the computer. (I'm running XP Pro)
My computer is new (I built it myself). But I don't have any other firewire devices to test on the machine. I have tried the front and back firewire pots. I have also purchased a firewire PCI card and it didn't work there either.
I got the wire for $6.5 from an online store so I guess it could be the wire but I tested it w/ another wire (although it was from the same vendor) and that didn't work either.
Ideally I'd like to try my camera on a computer that has successfully used other firewire applications but I just don't have one available.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what might cause this issue or what I can do to fix it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated (as I built the machine to handle video editing).
AMD X2 4400
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
2 Gb RAM
250 Gb sys drive
500 Gb RAID Multimedia drive
XFX 7800 GT
Hauppauge 250 PVR