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Old January 3rd, 2006, 01:15 PM   #1
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PC will not recognize the FX1 via Firewire!

I can't get any of my computers to recognize the FX1 now. Is there some setting that got changed on the camera for the PC to not see it when it's connected?

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Old January 3rd, 2006, 01:58 PM   #2
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IF you are PC and useing XP do you have service pack 2 installed . If not you require this for the computer to recognise the camera
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 02:18 PM   #3
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Same Problem in PP1.51 Resolved.

I thought I had a problem like that in PP1.51. I started the program, selecting the HDV 1060i format for the project.

I couldn't get the capture feature to see or download from the connected FX1. Suddenly a light came on. I had switched the convert from HD to DV by firewire feature on earlier. As a result PP1.51 was looking for HDV, but DV was all that was available. It wouldn't take that. When I turned the convert off, all went well. Is that possibly the same problem you were having.

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Old January 3rd, 2006, 03:13 PM   #4
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Yes, it's a PC with SP2 and all the latest updates. I have tried it with DV convert off, no luck :(

I think it's going to go back to sony :( It's only 3 days old

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Old January 3rd, 2006, 11:20 PM   #5
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Jon,
perhaps this can help: http://www.sonyhdvinfo.com/showthread.php?t=620&page=1
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Old January 4th, 2006, 02:19 AM   #6
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Firewire cable

I do recall when I first got my FX1, I used an older firewire cable, and I never could get the camera recognized. I had just gotten another firewire cable, and when I slapped that one on, the camera was recognized immediately.

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Old January 4th, 2006, 08:50 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the help. I still can't get this to work. I am going to go and try and plug it into a MAC today to see if that will fix the problem.

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Old January 4th, 2006, 09:47 AM   #8
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I case you have managed to upset the camera settings you could try reseting to factory defaults. There is a little pin hole on the control panel of the LCD just put something small into it, to reset.

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Old January 4th, 2006, 11:16 AM   #9
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I have reset the camera many times with no luck. I am going to send it back to where I bought it if it doesn't work with the MAC later today.

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Old January 5th, 2006, 10:14 AM   #10
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Well, I sent the camera back. I plugged it into 3 macs after a reset with no luck.

The iLink warning message stays on even when there is no cable connected. Even after a power off, reset, no cable connect it still warns to disconnect the cable.

I am going to order another FX1 from another vendor once I get a refund for the brand new defective one!

Thank you to all who provided technical help.

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