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Easy VHS to DVD Capture keeps losing signal ?

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why does Easy VHS to DVD Capture keep losing signal ?

I'm using an imac G9 with Snow leopard. I'm trying to capture concert video from a memorex dvd. At first it worked fine but now it keeps stopping the capture and telling me that roxio vhs to dvd is not connected to my mac. So I disconnect and reconnect it. It comes back on and then quits again within a fews seconds. Thanks for any advise.

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Some Physical Checks to make:

 

AC Power! Nothing on battery

 

Unplug and re-plug ALL connections

 

Support connections and wiring – leave nothing dangling in the wind

 

Computer overheat?

 

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Thank you for your time Jim.

My new Imac did seem really hot and I don't hear any fans.

So should my mac be getting that hot ? Should I hear the fan inside it ?

I let it cool down and put a small fan behind it. Just for good measure I unhooked my printer.

It seems to be working now.

Thanks for your help.

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Thank you for your time Jim.

My new Imac did seem really hot and I don't hear any fans.

So should my mac be getting that hot ? Should I hear the fan inside it ?

I let it cool down and put a small fan behind it. Just for good measure I unhooked my printer.

It seems to be working now.

Thanks for your help.

 

Hi Cumaris -

 

iMacs/Mac Mini's run very silent and don't require standard fan technology.

 

While the heat may have been a factor (the data your computer crunches the hotter it will get), it's also equally likely that removing the printer may have improve the communication speed for the USB capture.

 

Jon

 

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I only played the Heat Card because I was running out of good ideas :lol:

 

It can happen, but pretty rare in MAC. More common in PC’s since users can and do bolt on more devices than the basic designed ever intended ;)

 

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I only played the <i>Heat Card</i> because I was running out of good ideas <img src="http://forums.support.roxio.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":lol:" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

 

It can happen, but pretty rare in MAC. More common in PC’s since users can and do bolt on more devices than the basic designed ever intended <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" />

 

 

 

I was having the same issue of losing signal and I noticed the capture device was really hot so I used the extension cable I wasn't using and it got a little better but was still getting hot, so I thought...hmmm an ice pack. So....I laid an ice pack that I use for headaches over the capture device and bingo I went from getting maybe 10 min before losing a signal to a full hour converting. Maybe coincidence, I don't know, but it sure got me through converting all the HI8's I needed to.

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I was having the same issue of losing signal and I noticed the capture device was really hot so I used the extension cable I wasn't using and it got a little better but was still getting hot, so I thought...hmmm an ice pack. So....I laid an ice pack that I use for headaches over the capture device and bingo I went from getting maybe 10 min before losing a signal to a full hour converting. Maybe coincidence, I don't know, but it sure got me through converting all the HI8's I needed to.

Great tip. My brother once had a Dazzle DV capture device that he needed to put in the freezer before using it.

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