Having problems with your Vivitar ViviCam 3715 Digital Camera ?

I cannot use the camera on my Mac. On my old Mac it would not put up an icon to click on. On my new Mac it just sends a beachball rolling and rolling and will not stop unless I open the battery compartment (on-off switch does not work and computer is stuck). Ok - can you help me?


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 iPhoto or any other photo cataloging program.
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