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The USB connection is not initiating

Screen reads USB mode connecting and lower selection says switch on Menu. I've tried all settings and have generated no results. I am unable to download my photos on either the PC or the laptop. So the problem lies in the camera.

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  • Azwaverider Oct 15, 2008

    Sorry, I didn't ask "how to do it" that would be a waste of time, that info is in the manual.

    There is a problem with the camera, as stated.

  • BCHIURLIZA53 Oct 27, 2008

    HELP ..... HELP... HELP....

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    I have the same problem, and it just started happening today. =\

  • adriaana Dec 07, 2008

    screen reads USB mode connecting and lower selection says switch on Menu. I've tried all settings and have generated no results. I am unable to download my photos on either the PC or the laptop. So the problem lies in the camera. A memory card reader is an option, but i dont have one now. How do I fix the problem on my camera?


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There is 2 ways to transfer/download pics from cam to pc (i) the USB connection and (ii) by memory card all you ned is to get the memory stick of your cam and attach it to a card reader and your card reader to a USB port of your PC that way you can download pics from your cam to PC. if still cant understand check this video...

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I have a DSC-S85.It came with a disc for MGI photo suite 8.1 I down load it to the pc which has a vista program but I can get the pictures on my pc

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I cant load my pictures in my computer

If images cannot be imported automatically into the Windows PC, check [Precautions] below.


- Temporarily terminate resident software such as antivirus software.

- Connect the AC adapter or load a fully charged battery into the digital camera.

- If RealPlayer 10 is installed, select "Tools" - "Preferences" and then disable "Automatic Services."

XXXen the digital camera is connected to the PC, if the FinePixViewer starts up and images in the digital camera are displayed, skip Steps 1 to 5 and start with Step 6.

1. Start up the PC and then connect the digital camera and PC using a USB cable.

2. The "USB MODE" setting of the digital camera may be set to "PC CAM."

Set "USB MODE" to "Card Reader" or "DSC."

*Only in the case of the digital cameras that have the "USB MODE" setting in the SETUP menu

3. Check whether or not any mark indicating the USB connection (USB, CARD READER, USB symbol with an arrow mark, etc.) is displayed on the LCD monitor of the digital camera.

If not, the digital camera and the PC are not connected properly. Check the following points.

a. Restart the PC, disconnect and connect the USB cable and then try again.

b. If the PC has multiple USB ports, connect the USB cable to another port and then try again.

If no mark indicating the USB connection is displayed even after performing above Steps (a) and (b), the digital camera or USB cable may have a problem.

4. Check whether or not "Removable Disk" is displayed in "My Computer." (For example, when the operating system is Windows XP, a FinePix icon in the shape of a digital camera is displayed.)

If "Removable Disk" is not displayed, install the USB driver again.

5. Automatic startup software (Exif Launcher) may not function properly.

Perform the following procedure.

[Windows XP]

a. Select "Start" - "My Computer."

b. Right-click the "FinePix" icon and then click "Properties."

c. Click the AutoPlay tab.

d. Click "Music files" and then select "Pictures" from the displayed list.

e. Select "Select an action to perform."

f. Select "Viewing images with FinePixViewer."

g. Click the "OK" button.

6. The Automatic Save Settings may be incorrect.

Specify the Automatic Save Settings again by following the procedure below.

a. Start up the FinePixViewer.

b. Select "Automatic Save Settings" in the "Settings" menu.

*If "*** not found" is displayed, click the "OK" button.

c. In the "Way of Saving" column, click the "Browse" button to specify the storage location.

Feb 26, 2014 | Fuji FinePix A345 Digital Camera

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Need to know how 2 download pictures from x1250 sanyo camera 2 pc

You need to connect the camera with a USB cable to the computer.
Only then the USB connection screen appears on the camera's monitor. There you select computer and press the set button.
The screen to select the connection mode appears
Select "Card Reader" and press the select button.
Now the camera is connected in the card reader mode.
If the windows automatic playback screen appears on the computer monitor, close it.
Double click on the desktop [Mediaimpression 2] icon to launch Mediaimpression 2.
The Mediaimpression 2 home page appears
Click the right top icon [Import]
Then the files in the camera appear on the screen.
From there you can chose the files you want to safe on your computer. You can chose or make folders where you want the files on your computer.

You can read this in the manual click the link

Oct 28, 2013 | Sanyo Digital Cameras

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Every time i plug in my sony camera to the usb port to upload my pictures, my camera will say " usb mode. connecting to mass storage" then that will go away after a few seconds and then it...


The "USB mode" and "Connecting to Mass Storage" message will get displayed when the Camera is connected to the Computer and is recognized by the Computer as a Mass Storage device. This is not an error message and is a normal operation.
You can change the Mass Storage settings in the Camera (depends on the model) The USB Select or USB Connect option in the Camera can be changed to PTP, Mass Storage or PictBridge mode. Set the option in the Camera to PTP and connect it to the Computer and check if the Computer is recognizing the connection. Once the computer is recognized, it appear as a removable Drive.
You can transfer the images from the Camera to the Computer from the Removable Drive by copying and pasting.

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Apr 07, 2011 | Sony Digital Cameras

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Impossible to connect camera with PC. no driver in the PC for camera powershot A510. What's the matter?

Just figured this one out. Man, they don't make it easy. I'm borrowing my roommate's PowerShot A510 and since it has a USB port going out, I'd assume I could simply connect the camera to my PC and access my images directly. Almost every other camera I've seen will register itself to Windows as a straight USB connection (prompting the Windows screen asking how you want to open the connection - 'open folder' etc). This one just sits dead quiet about things :)

If you've just bought this camera at a garage sale or are borrowing it or for whatever other reason do not have the "bundled" software and driver CD or have the camera's serial number, do not bother trying to find windows drivers or try to obtain any software from Canon. You won't get very far.

FINALLY found the solution in the User's Manual (which was free thank God). You can download the manual here:
(Select your operating system and download the "PowerShot A520/A510 Camera User Guide". File name is PSA520510CUG-EN.pdf)

In the User Guide, page 107 (I'll paraphrase):
1. Put camera in Play mode (the switch on the back (green arrow in green box)
2. Press Menu button (center one of the three along the bottom of the view screen)
3. In the 1st menu option (Play Menu, again green arrow in box highlighted), use the wheel button to scroll down to highlight "Transfer Order". Press Set (center of wheel).
4. You should now see "Transfer Order (DPOF) at the top of the screen and "Qty. of images 0".
5. Below "Qty of images 0" you'll see "Order", "Mark All", and "Reset". Order lets you select individual images; Mark All marks all current images for transfer; and Reset is reset. Press Set to choose.

Note: pressing the Menu button while selecting images brings you back to this main screen. If you are already at this main screen and you aren't ready to do your transfer yet, DON'T press the Menu button from this screen as it will initiate the transfer to your computer. Not a horrible thing, but might cause a mini freak-out.

7. Once you're selected the images you want to transfer, from the main Transfer Order window (now showing "Qty. of images" with a count of the images you selected), press the Menu button.

8. You'll see a white progress bar at the bottom of the screen. Don't worry! it's not deleting files or something bad.. (my first thoughts :) ..
9. Go to your PC and Voila! the Windows AutoPlay screen is now active!
10. Proceed with normal Windows USB operations (transferring at least, I didn't try any deletion).

I hope this helps somebody else out there who spent the last 3 hours trying to dig through internet hell to get this to work.

Atm, this is as much as I know so I probably don't have any good answers for any questions. Sorry :))

But, hope this helped at least!

Mar 12, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A510 Digital Camera

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When I try to take a picture, the screen says"connecting to PC". What might cause this

Go into the "setup" menu. Scroll down to "usb mode" and set it to "select on connection".

Aug 12, 2009 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS75 Digital Camera

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I bought a Sony DSC t700 approximately 6 months

If the built-in flash does not function, then the camera may be set to Auto and will only flash when taking pictures in poorly illuminated environments.
To set the camera to the Forced flash setting so it will flash regardless of the surrounding brightness, press the UP ARROW on the control button until a lightning bolt icon appears on the LCD screen.

If the Forced flash setting is already enabled and the flash is still not working, then the issue may be due to another camera setting. Even if the Forced flash setting is enabled, the flash will still not work in the following circumstances:
When shooting MPEG movies
When set to the Twilight mode
If an external flash is connected
If in the Burst or Multi Burst mode

Please touch the MENU option on the screen of the Camera.
Then, select the REC MODE under the MENU.
Then, select NORMAL under the REC MODE.

If you're not able to select the NORMAL under the REC MODE, try Initializing the Camera.

First, please touch the HOME on the LCD screen of the Camera.
Then, select the SETTINGS in the HOME menu.
Then, select the MAIN SETTINGS under the SETTINGS.
Then, select the Initialize under the MAIN SETTINGS.

If the issue still persists after performing the troubleshooting steps provided above service of the Camera is required.

It's required to physically examine the Camera to determine the exact issue at the service center.

Jun 16, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

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Usb mode connecting

I just bought this camera and am having the same problem. Have not been able to resolve as of today

Aug 08, 2008 | Sony Cybershot DSC-T200 Digital Camera

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Try menu-> setup->setup1, initialize, ok- this resets calendar and time as well. It brought mine back to correct mode selection.  Also make sure your battery is fully charged.

Jul 21, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W100 Digital Camera

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Upload fotos

Here's how...
  • Starting PC mode
If you connect the USB cable to a USB port on your PC and then turn on the power, the camera will automatically switch to "computer connection mode".
In this mode, you can download stored images to your PC through the USB cable.
The LCD monitor on the camera is always turned off in PC mode.
  • Connecting the camera to a PC
1. In any mode, except Voice Recording mode, press the Menu button.
2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the 'SETUP' menu tab.
3. Select the 'USB' menu by pressing the UP/DOWN button and press the RIGHT button.
4. Use the UP and DOWN buttons to select 'Computer', and then press the OK button.
5. Press the menu button twice and the menu will disappear.
6. Connect the PC to the camera with the USB cable.
  • Downloading stored images
You can download the still images stored on the camera to your PC's hard disk and print them or use a photo editing software to edit them.
1. Connect the camera to your PC with the USB cable.
2. On your computer's desktop display, select 'My Computer' and double click 'Removable Disk' - 'DCIM' - '100SSCAM'.
3. Select an image and press the right mouse button.
4. A pop-up menu will open.
Click the 'Cut' or 'Copy' menu.
- 'Cut' : cuts (i.e. moves) a selected file.
- 'Copy' : copies files.
5. Click a folder where you want to store the file on your PC.

Don't forget to rate this solution once you've tried it !

Good Luck.

May 20, 2008 | Samsung NV3 Digital Camera

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try this:

1.turn on yer unit the menu button(if it gives you the "turn power off and on again message just switch to play mode or preview mode and access the menu from there.) setup(the option with the toolbox icon) setup 1 (not camera 1 ayt?) initialize and select OK for every prompt.

you\'ll know if you\'ve sucessfully initialized the camera if it will ask you to set the date and time.

if this does not work.... i guess it would be better to have th unit checked by an authorized serivicer.

maimai alovera

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Jan 13, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera

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