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More upload problems

My camera Vivitar 8400did upload a gouple of times and now wont. Tried all previous tips. Read now that Windows Vista is nor compatable with ulead explorer which I used to import as Windows would not import before. So I downloaded Picasa which is a great editing suite but still cant upload. Cant find camera. Have tried uploading driver from cd which vivitar said was not needed for XP ect. So what do I need device wise to get usb to connect?
I dialed the spanner and set to usb computer on the dial. I have come to a fullstop,

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Hi,

Most if not all digital cameras would be read as an "external mass storage device". Based on your description, it is possible that it is the USB port of the PC that has an issue and not the camera. A couple of things that you can try:

  • verify that the PC's USB ports work by plugging in other USB devices such as a printer, flashdrive, MP3 player;
  • try the Vivitar in another PC;
  • double click on "My Computer". The camera would show as another drive, perhaps an "E";
  • rollback your USB drivers;
  • uninstall latest Microsoft updates (USB);
  • update your USB drivers not with Microsoft but with the motherboard's manufacturer's website;
  • try the digicam's memory card in a memory card reader.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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