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Vivitar 5385 - takes pics fine ... when I try to download to the pc it dies. Disconning the usb lead from the camera allows it to wake up again! Help??!


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Try 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 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 such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).
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Vivitar 5385 - takes pics fine ... when I try to download to the pc it dies. Disconning the usb lead from the camera allows it to wake up again! Help??!


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Per the owner's manual:\015\012\015\012Insert a formatted media into the camera.\015\012Set "RENEW" as the FRAME NO. setting in the SET-UP menu.\015\012Start taking pictures ... Fuji Digital Cameras

My olympus E500 camera goes automatic on the usb connected mode !. Last evening i take pictures and at some time i cant make pictures , the screen of the usb modus comes up (no usb cable connected !) when i selected one and pres ''ok '' >nothing. turn of the camera a several times > it didnt help. this morning i start up the camera again , i take one picture and the usb screen comes up again . Whats wrong here ?


Dons't really know but did you try a reset? ... Olympus Digital Cameras

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Firstable go on to your camera settings try looking around for the problem if this does not work get it repaired hope you have warrenty if you don't itll be a little expensive so goodluck:) and please rate this solution...\015\012But if this do ... Digital Cameras

Battery Problems Hi, I have an Casio Exilim EX-Z77 camera and the battery has totally died. I can't even turn the camera on without it beeping and turning right off. I have the usb wire to connect it to my computer, so that it can charge, but when I connect the usb wire and the camera, nothing happens. And I still have no battery power. Is there some way I can charge this camera? I'm the photographer for 4th of July festivities. Help!!


OMG it works I touched the 9v + to the Casio battery then stuck it in the charger and tada the damn charger stopped blinking!! LMFAO! I was gonna have a fit ;'0 I thought I was gonna be camera-less cause the battery wasn't working. I won't go that lo ... Casio Exilim EX-Z77 Digital Camera

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You dont have to replace the camera only replace the lens block its faulty ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T70 Digital Camera

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Hi,Here is a tip that I wrote about SDCards and how to unlock and lock SDCards.\012If youare getting a memory card locked message then check this out. ... Olympus FE-20 Digital Camera

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... Olympus FE-170 Digital Camera

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First try to clear lens with soft cloths ... Kodak EASYSHARE M340 Digital Camera

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Have u tried a hard reset on their camera by removing the main\015\012power batteries for 60 seconds and the reinserting them as if it were\015\012the first time power up. This may not fix your particular problem, but\015\012when the processor that r ... Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

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You copied all your pictures, but they still exist on the memory card. You need to go into the menu and erase the pictures. As far as the lens not coming out, there may be some dirt in the mechanism. ... Digital Cameras
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