The connection for plugging in the usb cable is very wobbly and doesnot work. I have to use an external downloader for getting my photos onto the pc. Can I take apart the camera to get to the plug to repair or tighten to fix it? How do I do it?
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Due to their size digital cameras are very delicate, and it's components are very small. from this reason, opening the camera and messing with one part of it, can easily create greater damage if you are not careful enough or not 100% sure of what you are doing.
if you are sure that the problem is an outcome of loose connection, and you have a clue about taking electric devices apart, i think it shouldn't be to complicated to tighten up some random screw, but on the other hand i dont know this specific model so i cannot tell you with 100% certinty.
anyways, taking this to repair should cost you next to nothing, in case this is the problem, and if problem is somewhere else, i doubt if you can take care of it by yourself, so unless you are handy with these kind of stuff, you got nothing to gain by fixing it by yourself.
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The reason there are two USB plugs it the power required by the external hdd is too much for one USB.
Mac do not use NTFS or other types of file systems like windows does. When you have plugged the external drive in, give it a minute to sort out what it can do and go to Disk Utility. Locate the external hdd and format it for MAC.
Go to Time Machine and set up that drive as the backup drive and proceed to back up the computer to the drive. This may take some time!
If your PC and Laptop can not detect your external hard drive, I do suggest you check its usb cable. A substitute cable will confirm if your current usb cable is faulty or has an open wire.
Most common reason why the external hard drive is not recognize by PC or Laptop is due to loose connection of the hard disk inside the connectors of the enclosure.
Anantsharma8, if you have a small precision screw, I recommend you open the enclosure of the external hard drive. Remove the front face where usb and power plug connects, then slide it out to expose the hard disk also. You will see two connectors. These are the ones that always loosen. Please disconnect both the connectors and then connect it again properly. Put the hard disk back, close the enclosure and try to connect again with your PC or laptop via usb cable.
Good Luck! I hope that it will soon recognize your external hard drive.
Hello sir/ma'am, hi, most likely you have cable problems, check and see if you can find another cable. The cable is the USB data cable, that connects from your PC to the external hard drive.
Please also check if your USB port is working fine, just simply plug in a thumb drive to confirm.
If its not the cable, its the external hard drive. Usually, the red light appears or the device is reading the drive continuously with no action. let me know your progress.
External Hard Drive is mostly of the USB interfacing type. If urs one is the same, then it is just as simple as plugging in a pen drive in the USB port. If it has external power supplies then u can easily figure out how to connect. There are two parts in the power supply (if external power supply cable is provided), 3-pin main power supply connector and other is the adapter which goes to the external hard drive.plug in the other end of the adapter into the hard drive (there is a hole in it). connect the main power cable to the adapter extension. now for the usb Hard Drive, connect the USB cable to the USB port of the computer. Switch on the power supply to the Hard drive and u r ready to use ur brand new External Hard Drive. If it is a Firewire interfacing one then u may need to open the CPU box, and then connect the firewire connector on to the motherboard firewire port. It is easy to identify, it is a red colored port/connector.
The internal connect kit consists of 1 red USB connector cable
and 1 internal white male molex connector to SATA female power connector
( 1 yellow wire , 2 black wires , 1 red wire )
the external connect kit
consists of a 3 pin power adaptor (with a tiny plug to save space) feeding a power supply which powers either IDE thru a Molex connector or SATA through a supplied adaptor. Supplied also are data connectors to link the IDE or SATA hard drive with a USB port. Use this adaptor set to retrieve data from a hard drive when it is not mounted in a computer.
Lg is a difficult cell. Check if you got the correct cable for correct cell, Check inside the connector where you plug the cable in if you didn't damage some connector pins, because some people sells cables that does not work on lg cell and damage the conector pins when you plug it in. Ps Did you loud the drivers for your cable, and is it usb or serial cable.