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    I got a mini DV camera and I connected the DV to the computer IEEE port. It was working fine, but all of a sudden, it's not connecting. No idea why. It's like it's not recognizing it. Any suggestions?
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    Check & see if there are any updates you need. If that doesn't work, call the help number for your camera company.
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    maybe reinstall it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdebagain View Post
    maybe reinstall it?
    The problem with that is that my cd drive won't even open up. It's stuck.
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    ^My cd drive does that sometimes and it always opens up once i
    restart the pc...
    Try restarting first and then connect it again and see if it works if
    not maybe McJag's idea of getting updates for it might be a solution...

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    Quote Originally Posted by potato_chips View Post
    I got a mini DV camera and I connected the DV to the computer IEEE port. It was working fine, but all of a sudden, it's not connecting. No idea why. It's like it's not recognizing it. Any suggestions?
    What model is it? Try and google and see others that have the same model
    have encountered that kind of problem...

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    I bought a camera that attaches through a USB port or something, and sometimes I have to physically open the software that it came with and turn the camera functionality on through that, by using the toolbar at the top. Otherwise, it won't register that the camera is connected. You might try checking to make sure that it's being allowed and see if that helps.

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    for the stuck CD drive - just under the tray there is a little hole that a straightened out paper clip will just fit into. If you push the straightened paper clip in gently you will feel resistance and the tray should eject as you push. I am such a geek that I always have one of these awesome little tools in my purse and on my desk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corsair View Post
    for the stuck CD drive - just under the tray there is a little hole that a straightened out paper clip will just fit into. If you push the straightened paper clip in gently you will feel resistance and the tray should eject as you push. I am such a geek that I always have one of these awesome little tools in my purse and on my desk.
    Wow, that actually opened my cd slot! Thanks!

    Everyone who responded, thanks for your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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