How can I get my iMac to connect to my Panasonic video camera in Final Cut Pro?

Episode 894 (29:13)

Alan from Fullerton, CA
Panasonic DVX 100B

Alan is using Firewire to connect the camera to the computer, but no computer Alan has tried will connect to the camera. Leo thinks the Firewire port on the camera may have shorted or been damaged. Firewire ports are notoriously easy to short. Since the camera does use P2 memory, he could take that memory out and use a P2 memory card reader instead.

JoeJoe in the chatroom says he can try enabling "mounting" in the camera menu.