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Fuji j10 - my mac wont recognise it even using finepix

Just bought a fuji j10 digital camera and when i connect it to my macbook using the included USB cable, it isn't recognised. I have tried using the included finepix viewer software and it still isn't recognised. I do everyhting i'm supposed to: My SD card has been formatted, the camera is in USB mode when connected. It just won't recognise it.

How can i get my photos onto my mc without having to buy a memory card reader?

Many thanks, HKA

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    I have windows but have the same problem!

  • sauspackett Nov 10, 2008

    bought a USB from radio shack but my computer won't recognize the camera.  what do i do?

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    bought this camera, installed the finepix viewer software.


    finepix battery is at full power.


    when i plug in the usb securely into the camera and my computer, the screen goes black and says "USB connected" however my mac cannot find the camera, and the finepix viewer cannot find it either. I am using a macbook, inteel core duo with os 10.4.11

  • sfgdcorp Nov 25, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. I even went to the fuji site to down load updated software and nothing. I would hate to return it but I can't a solution.

  • sayben6 Nov 26, 2008

    same issues on both MacBook Pro and MacBook.

  • toddredilla Dec 08, 2008

    Same problem!  My Finepix J10 won't show up on my Macbook Pro, even though it's all connected correctly & I get the USB display on the camera screen.

  • pliez Feb 15, 2009

    Same . bought, plugged in after full charge and a couple of snaps, connected get the usb mode sign on camera and then nothing, even installed the update it is nowhere to be seen? how odd, usually everything just works!

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    I have the USB cable,but my laptop won't recognise it when i connect.

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I had the same problem with my camera & mac.  I got this off the Fuji site and it worked for me:
If images cannot be downloaded from the camera to a Macintosh, check the status of the camera and the Macintosh and resolve the problem accordingly.

1) Check the status of the camera and Macintosh.
1. Connect your camera to the Macintosh and turn the camera on.
2. Open the "Applications" folder on the Macintosh HD.
3. Double-click "Image Capture".
* If the "Imaging device not connected" message appears, follow the steps described in [Checking the connection between the camera and PC].
4. Select "Preferences" from the "Image Capture" menu.
5. The procedure for using the Image Capture Preferences window differs depending on the OS version used. Use the correct procedure for your version of Mac OS.
- Mac OS 10.4: Click "General" in the Image Capture Preferences window.
- Mac OS 10.3: Click "Camera" in the Image Capture Preferences window.
- Mac OS 10.2: Simply proceed to the next step.
6. In "Items launched at camera connection", select "FPVBridge" and then click the [OK] button.
* If FPVBridge is not among the displayed items, follow the steps in [Displaying FPVBridge] below.
7. Quit "Image Capture".

If you implement the above procedure up to step 6, FinePix Viewer launches automatically.
* To stop FinePix Viewer from launching automatically, follow the steps in [FinePix Viewer Setup] below.

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The battery in my J10 ran out and i forgot the charger.......i bought a usb cable from radio shack but neither my mac or my pc will recognize the camera.  what do i do??

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