XL1 won't power on
Posted 22 October 2006 - 04:49 PM
Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:14 PM
Was the computer turned on when you attached the firewire? If so, you've fried the main fuse and now you need to send it in to Canon to get it replaced.
After I shot for a while with my XL1, I decided to capture . I connected the firewire and turned on the player, nothing happened. I unhooked the cable, turned it back to camera, still nothing. I'm obviously a beginner with this thing, but has anyone esle had a similar problem. I've tried a different battery, the ac adapter, nothing works. It won't even power up to eject the cassette. Am I overlooking something?
Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:52 PM
Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:20 PM
That was the only guess I had left. I think I was in denial. Any idea how much that might cost?
Probably 300-400 $. Best wishes Tiff
Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:54 PM
Posted 24 October 2006 - 04:16 AM
Posted 25 October 2006 - 07:49 PM
Posted 25 October 2006 - 09:43 PM
You can use an Elura that has firewire. As for attaching the cam to the computer, turn both off. Connect firewire. Turn on computer. Turn on camera. Launch NLE. It's not just Canons, I know it happens with Sony Z1's and the little HVR-10 and 25 decks.
Jusk for kicks, would someone please post the proper procedure for connecting an XL1 to a PC via the fire-wire. It might come in handy in a pinch or if I stand to lose quality by using an inferior camera as a deck. Again, I feel kinda stoopid...
Posted 24 November 2006 - 03:21 PM
Using a battery you should get no earth differences, hence no sparking or shorts, plugging in the cam.
As I say, mine has sparked but caused no problems. Firewire is, by design, plug and play, so there should be no need to power off both machines before connection.