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    Mystery DV Camera

    I found this old cheap DV cam that someone I used to know apparently left in my car 2 years ago. Unfortunately it's not recognized when I connect it to my computer and has no real brand or model markings so I can't find drivers for it. I even took it apart looking for something identifying on the electronics but all I found were 2 stickers with numbers that didn't pull up anything on google. Perhaps yall can help me figure out what this mystery camera is.




    Sorry bout the crappy quality of my camera phone but it's enough to get the general idea. It also has an FCC sticker that says Made in China if that helps.
    Last edited by rushthezeppelin; 04-26-2010 at 11:57 AM.

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    Re: Mystery DV Camera

    Well for some reason the pictures are not showing up.

    Heres links
    http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6960/cam1x.jpg
    http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/2196/cam2k.jpg

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    Re: Mystery DV Camera

    looks like one of the cheap webcam quality flash cameras that were semi popular a couple of years ago. Weird that your computer can't recognize it. It should support usb 2.0 but perhaps it has a specialised driver or it has a flat battery or something. Very hard to tell as it could be made by almost anyone. Try connecting it to a windows 7 machine (windows 7 is suprisingly good at identifying usb devices and installing the appropriate drivers) also try connecting it to your usb for several hours. This might charge it up which might help (perhaps it needs to be on when you connect it for the computer to recognise it)
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    Re: Mystery DV Camera

    Hmmmm well it uses AAAs which I replaced so it's not a lack of charge. I will try out a windows 7 machine and hopefully have enough luck to see where I need to get the drivers for my XP laptop.

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