Sony HDR FX1 DV Firewire iLink IEEE 1394 Connection Problem

Are you having problems connecting your Sony HDR-FX1 camcorder to the computer? The port that you use to hook your camcorder up to the computer is usually referred to as the firewire, iLink, IEEE 1394 or the DV port or jack. These are all referring to the same connector. Here is an informative video, where one of our lead technicians Sherman goes over the different reasons your video camera may be experiencing this problem. Some of the common complaints this video covers are:

Loose or damaged firewire DV port.
Computer will not recognize the video camera.
Camcorder makes intermittent connection with the computer.
The camcorder DV circuit was shorted by a faulty device such as a computer or portable hard drive.
Can’t capture video to the computer using ilink port.

If you are not sure whether you are having a problem with your computer or your camcorder, please give us a call and speak directly to a technician. We would be happy to help you troubleshoot the issue you are having and diagnose where we think the problem is coming from. Click here is read another great article about properly hooking up your Sony camcorder to the computer using the firewire.

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Hey guys, my name’s Sherman and I am one of the lead technicians here at Video One In this video I would like to go over the 3 main reasons that you may have firewire connection problems with your Sony HDR FX1 camcorder.
The most common place to start is with your DV firewire port itself. Over time and use the internal pins will bend which will cause an intermittent or no connection of the DV signal.

The next type of problems that we see are blowing of the internal DV protection circuits. This is normally caused by an outside source like a bad firewire cable, computer issues or improperly connecting the firewire cable.
And the last thing that we commonly see happen, is that the DV interface IC is damaged and needs to be replaced. The DV interface IC is responsible for processing your DV signal and is mounted on the main circuit board using a newer type of soldering method called BGA. This is where the soldering points are underneath the physical chip. Very specialized soldering rework equipment is needed to be able to perform these types of repairs.

Whatever the reason that your firewire is not working, we could diagnose it and repair it for you. We stock all of the parts and special equipment necessary to be able to repair your Sony FX1 properly.

We also give a 6 month warranty on the entire camera and servicing is always included with our repairs. The estimate and return shipping is free, even if you don’t want to have your camcorder repaired.

If you have any questions about this problem or any problems that you may be having with your Sony FX1 camcorder please call us and one of our experienced technicians will be happy to answer any of your questions.Thank You.

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