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Windows 7: Windows 7 not reading device connected through Firewire

22 Oct 2014   #1
agentrozanova

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 
Windows 7 not reading device connected through Firewire

I have a Samsung MiniDV cam which I'm trying to connect to my laptop using a 4-pin firewire cable but when I connect it nothing happens. I tried updating the IEEE 1394 driver to the Legacy one and the Ricoh one but still no luck.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.


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22 Oct 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Does the Device show in the Device Manager under Human Interface Devices .. Or in other Devices ? ..


What is the Model Number of the Device ?...
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22 Oct 2014   #3
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Dell doesn't show any drivers for Win7, only for WinXP and Vista 32-bit.
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I've found over several years that if Dell doesn't have the drivers they may not be available elsewhere. My oldest Dell is a Latitude D810 and I got a new Inspiron 15r a few months ago. But then I've run into the same issues with other brands of Notebooks, Gateway doesn't even list my Pavilion M6888u from 2009.
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22 Oct 2014   #4
agentrozanova

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

The cam is Samsung VP-D381.

And no it's not listed in Device Manager at all.

I've also looked in the Dell drivers section for Windows Vista because most of the drivers work with Windows 7 as well but I can't find any for IEEE 1394.
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22 Oct 2014   #5
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

If i were you I would try going directly to the Samsung support site to see what driver(s) they might have that may work for your firewire connection.
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22 Oct 2014   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

It is only the Controller Driver for the Firewire ... Windows has the Driver for the IEEE 1394. .. Could be a faulty Cable ...
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