Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

Will only run on AC current (plugged in).

\015 I have an older Sigma SD9. It takes gorgeous pictures but has stopped ackowledging the batteries. I have to have it plugged into an outlet in order to use the camera. Not at all convenient. I have tried new batteries to no avail. Is this fixable?\015

Answers :

Check the contacts inside the battery compartment. If they are corroded clean them up with emery cloth or a pen eraser.

It could also be the plug on the camera itself.

When unplugged it has a little contact that switches it to battery power. This may be stuck.


Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Digital Cameras

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Will only run on AC current (plugged in).


Check the contacts inside the battery compartment. If they are corroded clean them up with emery cloth or a pen eraser.It could also be the plug on the camera itself. When unplugged it has a little contact that switches it t ... Digital Cameras

My dell 531s desk top doesn't seem to "see" my vivitar 3915 camera. it issues the tones when the camera is plugged into the usb port, just doesn't add it to the list of usb devices it sees. my work system(s), (3) that run windows xp have no problem seeing the camera as a usb mass storage device. i have plugged the camera into all available usb ports on the 531s and have the same results. the 531s doesn't have a problem with any "jump", "thumb" type usb drives that i may plug in. any ideas gang?


Use a card reader instead. ... Vivitar ViviCam 3915 Digital Camera

Sony FD mavica will not run on charged battery, will run plugged in to charger


You either have:1) a false positive on your battery, meaning that they aren't really charged even though they say they are (especially common the older a battery gets), or2) the battery connection is faulty/dirty, while the AC adapter is fine ... Digital Cameras

Lost the install disk for my jazz hdv 180 camcorder and looking to download from somewhere the driver needed to run plug and play when connected to my PC running XP. Saying unrecognized device. thx


What type of memory card does the Jazz 180HDV Camcorder take? ... Digital Cameras

When i plug my Nikon Coolpix L100 into my computer to upload pictures, a popup shows up saying "USB Over Current Notice. A USB device is currently drawing too much power. The hub to which it is attached to will be deactivated."


Connect the camera directly to a USB port on the computer, not through a hub.Alternatively, don't connect the camera to the computer. The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card fr ... Nikon COOLPIX L100 Digital Camera

How to hard resent samsung Digimax V5? My sister tried to charge my camera for my mother to use. She plugged the charger for the rechargable battery pack straight into my camera with no battery in the camera - it wasn't plugged in for long but the damage is done. Camera switches on and immediately off again lense currently stuck open. I have tried removing the battery pack the memory card etc etc... Someone suggested a hard reset... Any suggestions please?


... Digital Cameras

Can't get my Lorex to turn off or stop recording from stop button so I can reveiw and play back from menu. HDD will not turn off. Menu will not shut it off either. Continue to run. Unplug it and plugged back up and it continue to run.. Lorex 4 channel Dvr L104000


... Digital Cameras

I've been using my Canon A85 for years.All of a sudden yesterday I was not able to download pictures from camera into the computer (running XP).Also tried the same on my portable (running XP) and it does the same. Both P.C. actually cannot see the device once USB plugged in and turned on (in play mode).I already tried to change the cable, still no joy !!!I figure the camera needs to be resetted (but how rather then taking the batteries out).By other hand camera is still functioning properly: ta


Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.\012\012\012The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to ... Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

I load all the software plug in camera and I keep getting error report? All we have to do on our daughters laptop is plug in the camera and the images come right up?Is my pc to old? I run windows xp on my HP pentium4........?


If its old, you might have to run an errorcheck.\012\012open windows explorer, right click the drive that the software is on, \012and select properties, then click the Tools tab, then go into disk check,\012\012click the ... Olympus Digital Cameras

I have a Nikon S220 and am using an Ibook G4 running on OS x 10.4.11. I use iphoto 6.0.6 to import photos into my photo library, but today I plugged in my camera through USB, and iphoto popped up, but didn't show that S220 was plugged in or that there were pictures to import. I have tried continously to import my photos, and I know that it is not the USB port on my computer because it recognized my external hard drive, ipod, and USB drive. I tried updating iphoto, and there are no updates for


Based on your statement, the problem is isolated in the memory card of your Nikon S220. 1. The fact that the iPhoto popped-up after connecting the S220, meaning that the camera was detected and the USB cable is working.But tha ... Nikon Digital Cameras

Hi. I have some pictures on my camera memory card which I want to download, but when I connect the camera to my computer, it only displays one picture old picture which should have been deleted long ago and none of the pictures currently on the memory card. I have just run the anti-virus program when I connected the camera, but no threats were detected, although I previously downloaded pictures on the same computers which did indicate a threat or virus at the time.


Instead of connecting the camera to the computer, use a card reader to directly transfer the pictures from your camera's memory card. It is easier and the card reader is a cheap device. It will work just like a USB flash device. ... Samsung Digimax S500 Digital Camera

Installation problem i use a largan easy 300 for work and i need to upload some pictures to my company. my computer runs windows xp. the camera instructions say to just plug it in and windows will find the drivers. windows is asking for an installation disc which i do not have. please help me find one to download.


Here are the drivers to your camera:http://www.largan.com.tw/digital/download_en.htm ... Largan Easy 300 Digital Camera

I have downloaded my pictures from my camera in error and now want to put them back into the camera - any ideas? Thanks Camera is an Olympus Stylus 700 Digital Camera PC is currently running Windows Vista.


Take out memory card from camera, put it in any generic memory card reader, plug it with computer, click My Computer and find any new drive letter there (mass storage or some thing) click that icon and now you are in memory card of camera. Copy ... Digital Cameras

Can not figure out how to download cybershot DSC-S700 to my comuter which is running Vista? Any other camera I just plugged in and downloaded. Is this different due to the memory stick???


Nope u have to go to canon.com download the vista driver for your computer and eneter your model camera in dont use cd software k vista shuld find it easy under my computer see it at bottem cannon cam icon if not dl this software form them ok ... Digital Cameras

I cannot get Camera Wizard to appear when I plug in my S5000 camera. I have Windows XP on my new computer, as I did on the old one (where it worked perfectly!). I have run the Installation disc but still no joy! I get the connection sound but nothing appears. Please help!!! Pat.


Did you try to see if there are any updates to the program since it is on another computer? You can always remove the memory disc and plug it into the computer if all else fails. ... Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera

I have a Panasonic Lumix camera and am unable to in stall the Arcsoft software which is currently running fine on my XP laptop.on to a new Windows 7 computer-I am told to ask if a 64 bit Windows compatible version is available (not 32 bits) Help please. Carole Edwards


Here's the URL for the Panasonic Lumix support/downloads website:-http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/download/index.htmlThere are several updates there which may help. I'm not sure whether your software came with the ca ... Digital Cameras

I'm trying to get the photos off my friend's camera. It's plugged in by USB and it is not showing up on My Computer. The camera is a Canon Rebel XT, and my computer is running windows XP.


Well usally on my camera i ned to turn it on for it to show up on the computer. ... Canon Digital Cameras

I have a Mac computer, running Mac OSX 10.5.8. Now when I plug in my Powershot S215, my computer is not reading or seeing the camera on it's system. I have tried another cable to no avail. I have only recently had this problem as I have been able to import my photos.


Use a separate card reader to download your pictures. ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

I have an Olympus fe-140 and it has worked great untill recently. i go to download oictures to my laptop and evrytime i get the dreaded blue screen of death and the laptop reboots until i disconnect the camera. i am running windows XP and have all the current updates. i have a new cable, the latest driver from Olympus and still can't figure it out. i even called Olympus tech support and they are stumped. anyone have any other ideas?


You'd have to go into your Device manager and check to see if you can update or reconfigure the driver for the USB port you are using.Also if you've got another USB try switching to it. I'm sure you already have but, ya neva know!!! ... Olympus FE-140 Digital Camera

Image quality My camera is not working. Whenever I turn it on and attempt to take a picture, there is a discolored, distorted image. The colors all seem to be in a pinkish, redish pastel, with a running, watery look. The batteries are fully charged. If I take the picture, the "prints" displayed when I plug it in, look the same way.


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. ... Canon PowerShot S500 IXUS 500 Digital Camera

Coobra DC125 I downloaded the software and drivers however my PC running Windows Vista Home Edition does not recognize the camera and I am unable to download the pictures. Also nothing pops up on the PC when I plug it in.


Hello.\015\012\015\012after connecting the camera, windows did not pop up that the camera is detected. maybe it need to switch on the camera, because there are some camera that need to switch on and then the pc detect it automatically. ... Cobra DC4200 Digital Camera

Photo transfer I have a Sony Vios running Vista. I have a casio exlim 550 camera with an SD chip. When I put the chip with photos into the SD reader slot I get a message say Photo Gallery cannot read the photos in their format. When I put the SD chip back into the camera and the camera into its charging/transfer base plugged into a USB slot the photos transfer just fine. I need the pics to transfer through the SD slot on the front of the Vios. Anyone have a fix to this? Thanks. Dave


Change the pic format options in the camera to read *.jpeg intead of *.raw\015\012\015\012if they are in jpeg maybe the computer dosn't understand the way the camera formated the sd card mine dose the same thing when i try to tranfer imag ... Digital Cameras

Crash I greatly enjoyed the D70 until it suddenly stopped taking pictures. I got the dreaded ERR message. WE tried different batteries, lenses, cards, etc., but to no avail. This is a real bummer. I have used Nikons for 30 years. Currently, my F100 is also at Nikon. The back latch catches simply cracked and fell off! Plastic.A couple of years ago, the self-timer stopped working and Nikon had to replace the software circuits. (The warranty had run out.)


The D70 has a reset button at the bottom of the camera. Firts of all, I think you have checked you have the correct lens inserted (at least D mount) and well done, checked your memory card is correctly inserted, and if you have another, change it.Che ... Nikon D70 Digital Camera with 18-50mm Lens

I have Vivitar 3900 flash that has not been used for several years. It will not run on batteries, due to excess current drain. If connected to a 5-7 volt power supply, the drain goes over .5 amps. The main capacitor (350 ufd @ 400 volts charges to 300 volts and when the flash is turned off holds a charge. Any suggestions for repair?


The capacitor needs to be 're-formed'. Briefly, run through several charge/discharge cycles. ... Vivitar Digital Cameras

My name is Chris and my wife just bought a Panasonic DMC-TZ5 digital camera. I was trying to install the hardware to my computer and have the installation disc. Everything is loaded onto my computer, but my computer consistently says that the "USB Device Not Recognized". I went to troubleshoot the problem and it says that "there are no drivers installed" in my USB port. I'm currently using Microsoft XP Professional. I'm running out of options. I'm not sure if my computer is compatible with


I use a memory card reader (about $15) to retrieve photos and toss the software that comes with the camera.\015\012\015\012Another possible solution would be to go to panisonic.com and download the latest software.\015\012\015 ... Digital Cameras
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.0403 seconds