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Computer identifies USB for camera as foreign and will not talk to it



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You didn't specify the make and model of your camera, so I'm going to assume it uses a memory card of some type.\012\012\012

The 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 the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.
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Computer identifies USB for camera as foreign and will not talk to it


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For some reason now my computer wont recognise my canon powershot A560 -says something about connection.I use to get a window on view screen on my camera that i used to download pics onto computer via usb cable and now i only get a frozen picture on camera.Had usb cable and camera at camera shop today and they said usb cable ok as was connection in camera..Have tried all 5 usb ports on my computer..I have lost manual so cant remember exactly what im meant to do to download pics i dont really wan


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I am unable to get my nikon coolpix l11 to install on my computer that has windows xp. I downloaded and installed nikon transfer 1.5.3 for windows and i installed it but nothing happens. I plug my camera into usb port on computer and nothing happens. when i choose to add hardware the computer does not find the camera. my camera has an sdisk in it. I also changed the camera to usb mode by going into the menu of the camera and choosing usb mode.


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CANNOT DOWNLOAD I have my daughters camera and it has pictures stored in the camera memory. I connected the camera to my computer with a usb , but the only thing that happens is that the usb symbol appears in the camera frame and my computer does not recognize any software. I am use to my regular digital having an immediate pop up on my computer that states you have photos to download. I preceeded to add the digital card from my camera to my daughters camera to see if I could download the photos


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After using my Finepix x700 for a couple of years to download photos onto my computer, for some reason I cannot now do so. Two weeks ago at a friends, I tried to connect her usb port to my camera to download photos on her computer but it came up with the message incorrect usb. On coming home and connecting my usb port as usual, the camera gave a message on the camera screen which said ''usb'' and then lit up in green ''pc camera'' and the usual instructions for downloading did not come up on my


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When I connect my camera to my computer, I hook it up using an USB cable. This links the camera to the computer. But when I ask the computer to download the pictures, it says "camera in use please try again later". But the camere is not in use the screen just reads "USB". And I have to turn the camera on to get the computer to realize its there.


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I have a canon powershot sd630. The camera works find but when I plug it in to my USB port on the computer (via the canon cable wire that came with the camera) the computer does not recognize the camera. I have been using this camera for two years and this is a new problem. Its as though the usb port on the camera is problematic. I am able to use the port on my computer's tower for other electronics without any problems.


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My camera samsung wb500 cannot be recognized by a computer. When plug it in to the computer via usb cord it is recognized by the pc. The light on the camera flickers but nothing happens. Thus I am not able to transfer pictures from the camera to the pc. I've tried different usb ports on two different computers and it was still the same, so the problem shouldn't be on the side of computer. Any suggestion what can be the problem?


I have the same problem with my WB500. From the start I haven't been able to charge it via the computer or down load photos. I solved the problem by buying a card reader and a separate battery charger. I tried to get the problem resolved by Samsung, ... Samsung HZ10W / WB500 Digital Camera

My camera samsung wb500 cannot be recognized by a computer. When plug it in to the computer via usb cord it is recognized by the pc. The light on the camera flickers but nothing happens. Thus I am not able to transfer pictures from the camera to the pc. I've tried different usb ports on two different computers and it was still the same, so the problem shouldn't be on the side of computer. Any suggestion what can be the problem?


Cross your fingers and hope it is just the cable. The flashing light shows it made a momentary connection. The connectors get loose from use and abuse. They are not expensive to replace. If you can find a store or camera shop or have a friend with th ... Digital Cameras

My Canon Powershot SD1000 acts like it shuts off when I try to upload pics to my computer. When I plug the usb into the computer and the camera into the usb the Camera will still work perfectly fine in picture and video mode, but when I put it in the mode to view my pictures because once I do that the computer dectects the camera to open the program to transfer the pictures the screen goes blank before my computer can detect it and it looks like it shuts off, but thje green power light is


Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.The 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 the computer ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

Yesterday I talked to one of your technician I wanted to know how to download MP3.He came into my computer and show me how to work it every thing for that specific problem was solve Today I installed the complete CD for the driver and all components I try to connect my USB cable but the monitor of the camera won't light up Please help me


Please make sure the camera is charged. Also try a different usb port in the computer. Usually in this instance the camera has to be fully charged or plugged into another power source. Depending if the camera can draw power from the usb or not. ... Jazz DV-179 Digital Camera

I am attempting to transfer photos from my C713, but I can't power the camera on when it is plugged into the USB. I have changed the batteries and the camera will power on when the USB is disconnected from computer; once the USB is plugged into the computer, the camera will not go on. The Kodak Easy Share software is loaded on the PC. Help!


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My pictures won't download!! I never had this problem before, so I don't know whats going on? I plug in the usb cord, and the camera turns on and everything, but the thing will not pop up where it usually says press ok to transfer pictures. I redownloaded my software to my computer but when I try to transfer the images from my camera to my computer it says THE SOFTWARE IS UNABLE TO FIND THE OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA CONNECTED TO A USB PORT ON YOUR COMPUTER! HEEEELLP!!


Some comp seem to have problems reading from the olympus cameras. if you have a card reader take the card out and put into that. if not you can get one cheap and they simple to use ... Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

When I attach the USB to camera and computer, after selecting PC it shows the ONE MOMENT screen on the camera and that's it! ONE MOMENT stays up on the camera yet nothing opens on the computer. I've also selected PRINT and the same thing. Also tried all USB ports on the computer...same thing. Any advice to getting the pics off the memory card?? Thanks!!!


Try 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 the c ... Olympus Camedia D-580 / C-460 Digital Camera

USB connection The computer cannot access the Memory Stick® media in the camera when connected with the USB cable. I connect the camera to my computer using the USB, then after 10 seconds its says there is no device connected to the computer, and then it gives me option to cancel, retry, or continue but it usually connects automatically itself again. The only problem is that I can't do anything with pictures can't copy, delete, or view them. I'ce already tried to delete and reinstall the driver.


I would invest in a memory card reader. You can pick one up for under $20. Using a card reader allows you to avoid having to deal with drivers and such that may or may not be loaded on your PC. A card reader should work just fine for ya. Good luck ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera
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