Why won't my Computer talk to my Camcorder?
I have a Sony Handycam, connected to my Compaq Presario 2100 laptop and they don't talk.
I am talking through an Adaptec Fireconnect PCMCIA card to the computer. I have some Sony Video editing software.
I know all the camera and connectivity hardware works, because I connected it all up to my work laptop, a DELL Latitude D600, and it all works just fine. On the work laptop, I simply plugged it all in, it recognized everything, and it works.
On my personal laptop, when I plug the card in, the camera and the card are initially recognized, but when I try to control the camera via the editing software, as soon as I try to import video, the connection times out, the software locks up, and I am dead in the water.
In addition, my wireless card no longer works in my personal laptop, but it works fine in my company laptop.
So, the common factor is- the PCMCIA port within my computer.
I want to check it out and see if it works, see if it is configured wrong, etc.
I have tried a few things........ download updates, tried to get tech support from HP (to no avail), reload drivers, etc., but no luck.
What should I do?