Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7 Digital Camera ?

I recently hooked my Sony DHC H7 camera to my computer via the USB cable, and deleted all of the photos. Now my camera will not recognize the memory stick, and my computer will not recognize the camera. What did I do to it, and how do I correct this problem?


Answers :

Okay, as a general rule, it is a very poor idea to do anything to a camera's memory card with a computer, other than copy the files from it. Even simply rotating (or as you found out, deleting) an image can cause the camera to reject the entire card. The short answer for why this is the case, is that digital cameras create index and checksum files based on the photos on the card. When the photos on the card no longer match what the index and checksum files say they should be, the 'corrupt' data is locked out to prevent 'damage' to the camera. Now, my usual advice is to use the camera to re-format the memory stick and all should be well. However, briefly browsing the other comments to your post suggest that the camera no longer offers formatting the memory stick as an option. Additionally, I note that your camera doesn't want to see or format brand new memory sticks. At this point in the troubleshooting procedure, my advice is to reflash the firmware of the camera to bring it back to its senses. Whenever digital devices start acting silly, (cameras, phones, gps, mp3, etc) a firmware replacement will get them right as rain 99% of the time. Unfortunately I see no Firmware Updates for Sony DHC-H7 cameras on any of the Sony sites. Which brings me to the utilities I did source for you, which I believe will help: \015\012\015\012 Sony Memory Card File Rescue Service\015\012 Sony Memory Stick Formatter Software I would try the first (Sony Memory Card File Rescue Service) to return the stick to it's previous state, then maybe the camera will be happy again. Then try using Sony's own formatting software if the rescue service did not restore your files and your cameras functionality with the memory stick. I hope that helps.
You will need to format the memory stick in the camera.
For the computer to recognize camera, you will need to download the latest drivers which can be downloaded from sony's website.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7 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 :

I recently hooked my Sony DHC H7 camera to my computer via the USB cable, and deleted all of the photos. Now my camera will not recognize the memory stick, and my computer will not recognize the camera. What did I do to it, and how do I correct this problem?


Okay, as a general rule, it is a very poor idea to do anything to a camera's memory card with a computer, other than copy the files from it. Even simply rotating (or as you found out, deleting) an image can cause the camera to reject the entire card. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7 Digital Camera

My computer doesn't recognize my olympus stylus 8010. Will a card reader alone solve this problem, or do I also need a memory card for the camera? Can I change the setup on the camera so the computer views it as a hard drive/memory stick? Thanks...


In order to use a card reader, you must have a card to insert into it. If you've been using the camera without a card, you've been saving the pictures to the camera's internal memory. In order to get at those, you need to copy them to a memory card f ... Olympus STYLUS TOUGH 8010 Digital Camera

Sony dsc-f717 memory stick error I have a problem with my camera mentioned above, error number is C:32:01 that shows after I take several pictures or a short video. I changed the memory card into a new one and I still got the same problem. I also fomatted the memory stick on the computer and in the camera.


A letter and number error code of C:13:xx \012is an indication the recording media (floppy disk or Memory Stick® \012media) you are using is either not supported for use with the camera, \012not formatted properly, or is damaged or faulty. Since ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F717 Digital Camera

Memory problem... I have a Sony camera (Carl Zeiss, Vario-Tessar; 7.2 megapixels ;4x optical zoom ) for nearly 4 years and everything has been working great. And today I took a photo of my cat and wanted to upload it on the computer and as usual I connected it with the USB to the computer and then this thing "Memory Stick" appeared and when I click the folder in my computer for the camera mass storage there weren't any photos. And that's not really a problem but when I disconnected it a


Check if the memory card lock is ON. Remove the card, check on the left side latch if locked or unlocked.Regards,Sean ... Digital Cameras

I have a sony Digital camera, DSC-S40. I am using Memory Stick Pro memory card. Recently I am noticing that 50% of the images that I take, I can not download them to my computer. They are corrupted. I always get an error "Can not copy : The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error."I have bought new Memory stick as well, but still the problem persist. Kindly let me know what the problem is.


Do you make sure that whenever you remove the memory stick from the computer you click the 'safely remove hardware' icon from the taskbar (or if your memory card reader is a permanent fixture within your computer, right click the drive that your card ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

Camera: Nikon Coolpix E4600 Have tried to transfer images from my Coolpix camera to my computer. Once connected to USB cord, the camera is recognized by the computer except the file transfering programs (Nikon Transfer and PictureProject) don't recognize any files to transfer. Is it a problem with the cord itself? I've put the memory card which has the pictures into my laptop and transfered them successfully that way, which is why it leads me to believe the cord is the issue.


... Digital Cameras

I have a cyber shot DSC-S80 which has been working fine for ages. However I deleted some photos from the memory stick whilst it was in my computer and now I get the 'memory stick error' message flashing everytime I turn the camera on with it in. It works fine in the computer still. Is there a way round this problem? Tried checking for errors with the windows system of my laptop and says there are not any.


Try to format memory stick with the camera's facilities. Maybe the camera doesn't recognize the stick.\012\012\012You can try another memory stick to know exactly what it happened. ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S80 Digital Camera

Hello. I'm trying to install my pictures from my camera to computer. I've never had problems in the past, but now it's saying "camera is not recognized". I've tried unplugging the usb cord, turning the camera and computer on and off, reinstalling the program, changing the batteries, putting the memory card directly into the computer (which does not pull up any options or do anything). Please help! Thanks in advance.


Time to start using a card reader for downloads. ... Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

I'm unable to transfer pictures from my Dane-Elec SDHC 4gb memory card to the computer. It worked in December 2010, but isn't working now; my computer won't recognize the card. I have a Kodak Easy Share camera, and it's not the camera that's the problem because I removed the card, took a picture, and was able to transfer that picture to the computer. How I can transfer the pictures?


Hi,Here is a tip that I wrote about how to find the\012manuals, drivers, downloads and support for Digital\012Cameras.Digital\012Cam ... Digital Cameras

Is it true that i have to sync the memory card in my camera for first time? i could take pictures with no problem but when i want to insert the memory card in my computer it does not recognize it. it say that there is an error. and then i do not know how to do it because i do not have the manual for my camera. my camera is kodak retinar aspheric.


... Digital Cameras

When I try to view or delete photos, the camera keeps defaulting to the photo taking mode. It goes back and forth between the two functions. When I do manage to view a photo or delete one, it sounds like the camera is actually taking a photo. Could this be a problem with the memory stick? New batteries do not correct the problem.


... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 Digital Camera

I cannot get the pictures off of the memory card on my camera to my computer using the connection cable. I tried accessing the picture directly fromthe memory stick and that did not work either. I have not had any problems before. When I turn the camera on it says "access" accross the screen. How do I get to my pictures to get them on my PC with the above described perdicament.


Get a separate card reader and use it to download your pics. This one is only $13 at Walmart.\012 ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

Have a new sony dsc-w120 cyber shot camera. first digital camera and have no clue. also have memory stick duo. can i transfer pictures directly from the camera to my mac computer using usb cable? how do i transfer photos from the camera to memory stick? is it best to transfer photos to mac computer from the memory stick or from the camera directly?


OK, Camera has small inbuilt memory that can store few pictures. You can copy these photos in memory stick by inserting memory stick in camera, go to Menu >> Copy >> Yes.Memory stick stores many photos depends on its size and ... Digital Cameras

Accidental deletion! Going on a trip of a life time! I have a new computer and new sony digital camera. I have been taking my memory stick out of my camera and re-sizing my pictures on my computer. What wasn't realizing is that when I was saving these pictures I was saving them on the memory stick, not the computer. With the initial thought of saving these pictures on my computer, I erased the pictures on my memory stick. I was very upset when I fond out that these pictures were deleted! HELP!!


First do not panic! It is possible to recover your pictures\015\012if you take care. Take the card from the camera (powered off) and if it has a\015\012"write protect" tab then lock it now. Do not try and write anything\015\012to the card or you risk ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 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 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

I can't get the photos in my Pentax OptioS6 to download into my computer. When I try, the computer says that it does not recognize what kind of camera it is connected to. By the way, I checked the trouble shooting guide & thought that the problem may be that the USB connection setting might have been set to PictBridge instead of PC -- but no, it is set correctly. Any ideas? I'd love to download these photos.


If the settings on the camera are correct, try installing the driver from Pentax (fill out the form here: http://www.pentaximaging.com/support/manuals-and-literature/) your computer should recognize it then.If all else fails, you can alwa ... Pentax Optio S6 Digital Camera

Sony DSC-W150/W170 camera Am unable to import pictures from camera to computer. I do not use memory stick. have been able to in past but have not tried for possibly 2 years and hav. could change to windows XP be reason? How do I get over this problem please?


When you plug it on your USB port it should display on "My computer" as a removable disk or as a camera, then you could browse the folders inside and copy your photos. if it doesn't maybe you need to install the drivers for your camera. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

When I plug in my camera to the computer, instead of getting the two toned alert that indicates that the computer has recognized that new hardware has been attached to the computer, it makes a three tone alert. When I go to "my computer" the camera doesn't show up. But if I turn the camera off, the computer makes the two tone alert indicating that it recognizes that the hardware is uninstalled. What does this mean? I have been able to plug my camera in with no problems for the last four years s


If your goal is to get your pictures, 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 ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

PROBLEM WITH MY KONICA MINOLTA DIMAGE A2 DIGITAL CAMERA, AFTER TAKING SOME PICTURES WITH MY CAMERA, I REMOVED THE MEMORY CARD FROM THE CAMERA AND DOWNLOADED THE PICTURES TO MY COMPUTER, EVERYTHING WAS FINE. THEN I RETURNED THE MEMORY CARD TO THE CAMERA, THIS IS WHERE THE PROBLEMS STARTED. THE CAMERA POWERED UP OK, THEN I TRIED TO WATCH THE PICTURES I HAD JUST TAKEN ON THE MEMORY CARD, THE CAMERA INFORMS ME,(UNABLE TO USE CARD). I THEN SWITCHED TO SHOOTING MODE, THE CAMERA WOULD NOT LET ME TAKE A


Hi.If you already tried several memory cards, then it looks like the problem is the camera.To ensure you can go to a camera shop and ask them to test it, but if you already tried several new cards (ensure size of card is with ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 Digital Camera

PROBLEM WITH MY KONICA MINOLTA DIMAGE A2 DIGITAL CAMERA, AFTER TAKING SOME PICTURES WITH MY CAMERA, I REMOVED THE MEMORY CARD FROM THE CAMERA AND DOWNLOADED THE PICTURES TO MY COMPUTER, EVERYTHING WAS FINE. THEN I RETURNED THE MEMORY CARD TO THE CAMERA, THIS IS WHERE THE PROBLEMS STARTED. THE CAMERA POWERED UP OK, THEN I TRIED TO WATCH THE PICTURES I HAD JUST TAKEN ON THE MEMORY CARD, THE CAMERA INFORMS ME,(UNABLE TO USE CARD). I THEN SWITCHED TO SHOOTING MODE, THE CAMERA WOULD NOT LET ME TAKE A


Have you formatted the cards in the camera or in the computer? ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 Digital Camera

Videos play on camera, not on computer. Why? How to fix? I took SD memory card out of camera, plugged into computer, copied direct to computer. The video files never play. the Intelli software required to transfer and convert video files to make them work properly? I changed form Windows XP computer to a new Windows 8 computer. Also, a separate issue on another SD memory card, copying SD memory card to computer, many files not recognizable, can't locate. Might be problem with that SD card. This


... Samsung PL200 Digital Camera

I took a bunch of pictures and went to put them on my computer, when I inserted the memory stick into the computer it only showed half the pictures on the memory stick, so I put it back in my IR 500 and the pictures were still there, but then suddenly my camera went blank and when I turned it back on my pictures were all gone and when I put the memory stick into my computer it's now showing a bunch of random folders that won't open..These pictures are irreplaceable, please help me figure out how


Removing the memory stick without using the "safely remove hardware" function is probably the cause cause of your problem. The pics are still there but you need a 3rd party machine to read them. Go to a Walmart and plug the card into one of their pic ... Olympus i:robe IR-500 Digital Camera

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.


MY CAMERA IS A CANON POWER SHOT S400 DIGITALELPH AND IT HAS A MEMORY ERROR. WHAT IS WRONG? ... Digital Cameras

Card full. Praktica DC9001. Memory card downloaded to computer and pictures now on computer. Memory card wiped clean. Drivers installed on memory card. When putting memory card into camera. It does not click into place. When camera turned on, the message "card full" is displaced. I am assuming there is a problem with the camera not the card. Any help gratefully received


Hi, You can download it here :\012\012\012www.opendrivers.com/.../cameras-and-mp3-player-praktica-free- ... Praktica SlimPix Digital Camera
  • 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: 0.5935 seconds