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James A. Davis July 5th, 2006 10:03 AM

Firewire Port Inoperative on VX-1000 - Suggestions?
 
Over the last month my VX-1000 would send a signal to my PC occasionally indicating it turned off. Then if I wiggled the wire the signal would come back up. Then it just stopped working all together. Whats that mean? Is the port blown. Secondly I don't want to repair it. It would cost $500+ to do so. The cam still works. Should I just get a small cheap $200 Mini DV cam for importing exporting via firewire?

Chris Barcellos July 5th, 2006 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by James Davis
Over the last month my VX-1000 would send a signal to my PC occasionally indicating it turned off. Then if I wiggled the wire the signal would come back up. Then it just stopped working all together. Whats that mean? Is the port blown. Secondly I don't want to repair it. It would cost $500+ to do so. The cam still works. Should I just get a small cheap $200 Mini DV cam for importing exporting via firewire?

In a word, yes. All the cheap cam has to do is pass the 0's and 1's on the computer, and any DV cam should be able to do so. I have used a Sharp cheapy to transfer my VX2000 video for years, with no problems.

Mike Rehmus July 5th, 2006 10:54 AM

First thought is to try a new cable.


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