Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera ?

Computer is not registering camera connection even when on play function


Answers :

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 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.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

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 :

Computer is not registering camera connection even when on play function


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 compute ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

Whenever I plug the USB cable into my camera, the screen goes black. It does it even when the cable isn't plugged into the computer. Even though the screen is black the camera still functions normally but it won't let me upload anything. When i try to upload my pictures it keeps saying USB Mode connecting........ then it says below that: Switch on [ MENU ] .... i don't know what to do ????


As far as I know, most cameras are made so that once it senses a USB cable (whether as being inserted physically or as a source of current), it reduces the camera to pretty much no more than a memory card reader.  It is my belief this is so you ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650 Digital Camera

I have a sd780 and i am trying to transfer my images to my computer. The computer doesnt register that the camera is connected even though it is and i have followed all of the correct steps to connect it.


Use a card reader instead of your camera. ... Canon PowerShot SD780 IS / IXUS 100 IS Digital Camera

I have a panosonic TZ3 and i can not upload the JPG or video image files to my imac. I have followed all instructions and even when the computer is turned off camera will not mount or activate an untitled folder to the desk top when using the usb connection and turning the computer back on. the mode dial on the camera is set to play back but nothing happens. Would appreciate any advice!


Use a card reader to download your pictures to a folder you create on your desktop. ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

Panasonic NV-DS27EG problem: sudden degradation in function following (though could be coincidence) first ever use of DV-out socket on camera (to connect Dv-in on Panasonic DVD recorder). First symptom: no picture displayed when attempting to play back a tape in VCR mode. Second symptom: power light stayed on even when camera switch was at the off position. Third symptom: message in viewfinder asking for the reset button to be pressed. Found and pressed reset button then: Fourth symptom: "to ser


... Panasonic Digital Cameras

Hello, I have a Canon powershot SX100 IS, and everytime i turn it on it beeps and says on the screen "lens error, restart camera". I have tried tapping it, shaking it a bit. turning on and off. Put in new batteries, taking memory card in and out. Turning it on at different angles. Connecting to the computer. But nothing is working, it wont even let me look at the photos when i press the play button, and that doesnt even require opening the lens! please help! thankyou.


Try these procedures. ... Canon PowerShot SX100 IS Digital Camera

GR-DVL820EA. windows no longer recognises when the camera is connected via the DV to firewire link. I have previously downloaded video via this connection. I have now tried it on the older XP desktop previously used and my new laptop running vista. Neither even recognise that the camera is connected even when botting up the PC with the camera in 'play'


... JVC Digital Cameras

I cannot down load my photos from my digital camera on to the computer. I have connected the cord to the camera, switched it on, connected the cord to the computer USB outlet and no message comes up. I go into My Computer to click onto camera or similar icon, but there is nothing foreign registering. Where am I going wrong ?


I just experienced this problem and went round in circles for a few hours before stumbling on the solution. My camera, a Sony Cybershot, has 4 USB Connect modes in the Setup menu: PictBridge, PTP, Mass Storage, and Auto. The only mode that would work ... Digital Cameras

When I connect the Samsung s860 digital camera to my Macbook Pro the computer does not connect/recognize it. I tried opening the Window's drive portion of my macbook and still no recognition of the camera. I also opened I photo to try to import-- can't find the camera. I installed the Samsung software on the Windows side of my mac, opened the software, but still the software cannot find the camera. It acts as though the camera is not even connecting to the computer... but the cable is good and t


Do what the pros do...use a card reader to download to a folder you create on your desktop. ... Samsung S860 Digital Camera

When I connect my camera to my computer to upload photos, my computer reports no new images. When the camera is not attached (via USB) to the computer, I am able to scroll through new pictures and use menu functions... these functions do not work when attached via USB to the computer.


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 ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

I cannot seem to download the pictures I have taken on my Canon PowerShot A410 to my computer. I am on the playback setting and I connect my camera to my computer, but I just get a message from Camera Window that says "Cannot detect Camera. Check connection to camera, then retry." I have even downloaded ZoomBrowser EX and clicked on the "acquire images" button but nothing happens. Please help!


Use a card reader to download your pictures to a folder you create on your desktop. ... Canon PowerShot A410 Digital Camera

When I connect my camera to my computer, it appears to be empty. I have over 1000 photos on it which show on the camera screen, but the computer sees none. I have even tried downloading the drivers and 'Nikon transfer' package from the disk that came with the box. I am using windows xp. Why does my computer not read the camera? When I open the S52 folder in my computer, there are no files. When I then press 'get pictures from camera' it says that the camera is in use. What am I doing wrong?!


First of all, why on earth would you keep 1000 pics on the memory card? They are not meant for storage....they can be easily corrupted and you could lose your pics. You need to get a card reader and use it to download your pics. Then, format the card ... Nikon COOLPIX S52 Digital Camera

Samsung D53 camera says "connecting computer" when cord connected and camera is turned on. But it never connects? I have reinstalled the driver and the Digimax Master ?? I have even tried it on another computer??????????????? Any one have any suggestions at all?


Have you tried a different usb port on your computer?Do you have winXP? If so , it should see it almost instantly.Try a different usb port and see if your computer will see it then. ... Samsung Digimax D53 Digital Camera

Black screen When i bought a usb cable for my pentax s5i.. and connected it to the computer the screen suddely turned black, i thought that happened coz the computer is reading it but the computer wotn recognize it at all and even when the camera is not connected to the cable.. the screen is still black.. i tried taking the battery out and squeezing the camera but it still wont work.. it still takes pictures htough and the pictures are fine. Thanks for your help :)


... Pentax Optio S5i Digital Camera

How do I retrive photos from my camera to my computer? When I connect from the camera to the computer using a usb connection no pics are available even though I've taken photos.


You should try using a card reader instead of the camera for downloading. ... Fuji FinePix A360 Digital Camera

Camera "dead" Hi, all! I'm new not only in this site but also in photography/cameras domain so I hope you, all, will understand my ignorance in this domain. My problem is big enough so, with all my shame, here is my question: what if I've forgot my Nikon Coolpix 5600 connected to the computer all the night?! I know it sounds stupid and to sound more stupid than it already is I will add something else: is there any possibility for my camera to function if being connected to the computer (all the


Did you try taking the batteries out? If not, try that and then put them back in again. This might reset the camera back to normal. Also, try turning the dial. Make sure it is at the camera setting, then try shutting it off.\015\012\015\012Furthe ... Nikon Coolpix 5600 Digital Camera

When connected to my computer, it cannot make a connection to download photos. Error message on camera, computer does not even recognize the camera is pluged in.


Time to start using a card reader. ... General Electric A835 Digital Camera

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

Any time I connect the usb cable camera to computer, the notice: "New hardware found.." appear on screen. After install, some times the computer freezes but mostly nothig happens: No camera, no usb disk (from My PC), nothing. At Control Panel-> System-> Hardware says USB Still Digital Camera with interrogation mark. When I try to reinstall the driver, the program don't find ANY driver, even at Camera intallation CD or at folder with the downloaded driver from Digital Blue. At the little screen o


Please get it here :\012www.drivershq.com/driver-update/digital-camera/disney/\012\012\012Regards, ... Disney Pix Micro Digital Camera

My canon powershot sd100is is really tricky when uploading pictures to my computer. I have even gone as far as un and reinstalling the software, but when I connect my camera nine times out of ten the camera screen goes black as it should and the computer sounds a tone as if it recognizes it but none of the picture programs will recognize that my camera is plugged in.


Im having a similar problem but it wont recognize my videos...but for ur problem if u have a pc that takes memory cards directly it is prob the best way to upload ur pics but if anyone can fig out how i can upload vids thru the camera plug i would be ... Digital Cameras

My Samsung SL202 camera will not upload movies to the computer. When I plug it in to the USB the pictures on the camera will upload to the computer but the movies don't even seem to be recognized as being there. They will play back just fine on the camera itself though.


Hi,\015\012I'd suggest getting a card reader in order to transfer the files off of the SD card onto the camera. ... Samsung SL202 Digital Camera

My nikon p80 has stopped connecting to the computer. It use to work when i plugged the camera via usb to the computer. Now, the usb mode does not even come up on theback on the camera. it just seems to freeze, until i disconnect it. Camera still works good... just cant seem to get the pictures off.


Do what the pros do...use a card reader. ... Nikon COOLPIX P80 Digital Camera

When connecting my camera, it won't change into connection mode even though my computer is acknowledging that it is plugged in. The USB port beeps at me when turning on and off the camera, but no file exists showing connection to it.


Are you making sure that when you plug it in you use the playback button instead of the regular power button to turn the camera on? If you turn the camera on with the regular power button I don't think it will switch to the connection mode. Try plugg ... Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Digital Camera

Olympus Fe-280 Please help me! my olympus digital camera will not le me upload my pictures onto my computer ... my computer is a windows XP. when i plug my camera in it seems be that non of the usb ports are working and the little connect to pc thing doesnt even come up on he screen anymore i only got the camera for christmas and i really like it please help me


I have the same fricken problem i hate it i just got this camera on xmas this blowzz ... Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

I tried to download the FinePix Z3 software to my new computer 2 times and the same errror message occurs. String X_O_Warning was not found in string table. Then X_OS_WARNING. Then when I tried to open the software and connect my camera it won't work. The camera image doesn't even show on the camera back and the computer shows an error message. What do I need to do?


Your new computer is Windows 7?\015\012You need to download the latest version 5,5 of FinepixViewer to run on Win7.\015\012You can get it here:\015\012 ... Fuji 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: 0.5131 seconds