Having problems with your Olympus SP-500 UZ Digital Camera ?

Hello, My olympus sp-500uz has more and more problems with connecting to my PC. Some USB ports don't work any more(front connection) and the back connection works sometimes but getting my pictures on the PC sometimes doesn't work and if it works it takes far too much time, say about 10 minutes for 8 pictures. Any idea what's going on? Thanks


Answers :

Many people find it more convenient to just take the memory card out of the camera and put it in a card reader, especially now that these readers are built into computers and printers. That would be a "work around" for your problem.

As to the problem itself, a bad cable might be the cause, with damaged connectors. That is something you can replace cheaply (search Amazon on "Olympus SP-500 USB") so it won't be expensive to check it out.

Slow transfer might be due to using an older standard USB port. The first USBs were much slower than USB2 widely used now. Some older computers only have the earlier standard, and some have a mix of old and new.
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