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    Default Sony Mini DV to PC

    So i was cleaning up in a spare room and came across my old sony mini VD handy cam, surprisingly the 2003 batteries charged up and i was able to view some of the footage from some of my kids early birthdays and a few xmas days when they were young.
    I still had the original sony USB cable i tried to see if my win10 PC would detect it but nothing i tried worked, got a firewire to USB cable as a google search suggested but still no luck.
    Probably its too old for win10 and no drivers were found, sony site wasn't much help.

    Has anyone has this problem and found a suitable solution ? something i haven't tried yet is to fire up an old XP laptop and see if is able to detect and work with the camera.
    Camera is a DCR TRV19.
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    Model number of the Sony might help =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotnot View Post
    Model number of the Sony might help =)

    its on the last line.

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    =)

    Looks like they've dropped 32bit support (and the sony raw driver) ; seems to be you need to use the 'PlayMemories' software on win10 ---

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotnot View Post
    =)

    Looks like they've dropped 32bit support (and the sony raw driver) ; seems to be you need to use the 'PlayMemories' software on win10 ---
    I found an earlier copy of play memories and downloaded it but when i went to install it it fails when it tries to connect to the camera on my win7 machine, sony support site suggested i install the usb driver after uninstalling the original.
    Got as far and rebooting the PC at which point it froze , will see what happens tonight or will attempt to startup my old XP laptop.

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    If it's been sitting around for a bit, make sure the USB socket on the camera is clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotnot View Post
    If it's been sitting around for a bit, make sure the USB socket on the camera is clean.

    Its detected by the PC as an unknown device so i think its just a driver compatibility issue.

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