Having problems with your Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera ?

PC Connection My camera came with ACDSee for Pentax for viewing images etc. When I initially installed it worked great, as soon as the camera was linked to my laptop (Toshiba Satellite Pro running XP), ACDSee device detector would launch automatically, click the steps and photos would download- easy. Last month when my camera was connected, the device detector didn't launch and I had to through my computer, select the removable disk and acquire images that way. Tonight I had the same trouble but


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I think it is bad connection from the usb cable to the camera try to move the connector in the camera( bending)
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