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Not responding to my laptop

My camera works fine, but I installed all the software that came with the camera and everytime i try to upload my pictures onto my laptop, the computer wont respond to my camera. I put it in the USB port and turn it on, but it wont respond to my camera. Also, when I try to open the software CameraWindow to view my pictures i get an error message that says "Cannot detect camera, please reconnect camera and try again". Anyone have any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    i plug the camera in but my pc cannot detect it plus on my pc a window box keeps flashing asking me wot i want to do with my pictures that i cant access i clicked on removeable device e sometimes i can acess camera but more often not

  • fanofmh Dec 04, 2007

    my friend gave me this vivitar cam35 digital camera. i have windows vista. when i connect my digital camera to my laptop it doesn't go too far. it always comes to "autorun has stopped running". it doesn't go any further. it shows me a help page which it tells me to try to go the manufacturers site to download the software to install on my computer because the cd that came with it is not working properly.for some reasson it will not allow me to view the web page. the camera was working fine when i had my emachine computer. i just need to know how to install this software onto my laptop. please help!

  • ninni Dec 17, 2007

    i have a powershot a530 when i open the camera window an error message comes which says[ cannot detect camera check connection to camera than retry can you please help me to solve the problem thanks

  • constable Dec 23, 2007

    When downloading from viviitar vivicam 8400 digital the photo,s do download but laptop [Toshiba . Window's Vista ] does not give any indication of being connected to any outside source and I am never sure if it has been successful or not.

  • blackleather Mar 15, 2008

    Followed all instructions from the user manual several times. PC does not recogonise camera is attached to PC via USB. PC Does not find 'removable drive', however finds other cameras when attached.

  • donnie93 May 05, 2008




    when i try to download my pictures to my computer it say error with connection trouble shooting.


  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    My camera's software worked fine with my old Dell laptop, but after I dowloaded it to my new HP laptop, it's no longer recognized. Picasa is also not recognizing my camera. This is very frustrating to not be able to download my pictures.

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The most common cause associated with the PC not detecting the camera is due to the fact that either the devie drivers have not been installed, or are corrupt. It is important to thoroughly read the Software Installation instruction manual as with some Cameras, the user is required to connect the Camera via the USB cable first, then insert the CD that came with the camera and then install the software and drivers. With other Cameras, the reverse is necessary, eg., you are required to install the software first and then connect the Camera via the USB cable. My experience has convinced me that even though Camera manufacturers recommend one or other of the 2 methods mentioned above, for whatever reason, sometimes the drivers just don't get installed. This may be due to things peculiar to your own pc system or conflicts with other software on your machine which prevent successful installation of the camera software or drivers. If this is the case, then you can access Device Manager in your PC and scroll down to USB Serial Bus Controllers and check to see if the USB and other drivers are installed. In most cases if the software has been installed but the drivers are not, or are corrupt, this will be highlighted in Device Manager with a Large Yellow ? (question mark) From there you have the option to check if the device drivers have been installed and also if the device is reported as working correctly. You may then engage the help of the Hardware Wizard to uninstall the drivers if they are corrupt, or install them if they are missing. Whichever is the case, it is usually necessary to restart your PC so that it can detect the camera when it has rebooted up. To locate Device manager on XP > click on Start > then right click My Computer > next left click Properties from the drop down menu > and then from the Sytem Properties Window which comes up, > left click on the Hardware Tab > then left click on the Device Manager Box and you're there.

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Have you made sure that the camera is in the correct mode, like playback and not on camera mode? Alot of times camera have specific way to connect them to comp. and they either want the cable connected and then turn on camera or sometime just connect camera while in correct mode and then it's recognized. Also, have you tried other ports, like is it usb? Then there should be more than one port on comp. and it could also be the usb cable. Have you tried other cables and does any of the other usb devices work on comp. and recognized when connected?

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I have the same problem, but I have a Mac and think your answers are only for pc's.

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Make sure your camera is set to Disk Drive mode (where it will appear as an external hard drive to your computer). The other choice is usually called something like "PTP" mode. Some PCs are unable to recognise PTP devices. You may also wish to try different photo software, to help diagnose the problem. www.preclick.com offers a free organizer that is tiny, quick, very easy to use, and is able to pull photos off most cameras regardless of drivers, etc.

Posted on Feb 18, 2007

Camera used to take good pics. It has totally stopped.
As far as the computer recognizing it. It was and still is the cable/connector at the camera end. If I hold and push in gently just before the choke it comes to life.

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

Yes, thank you also for suggesting it is in Playback mode. Also, be sure to turn the camera on! I sat for a half-hour and couldn't figure out why the computer wasn't recognizing my camera.

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Thanks Pena, I had the wrong mode on my A95 Canon camera - after hours and hours of reading, down loading uninstalling, reinstalling... good grief ... I kept getting the same error message as Manda, I was ready to tear out my hair. I thought I read up on my camera!! It was on camera mode and of course it HAS to be on play back mode. Again kuddos for the perfect solution Pena!

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Normally the digital cameras have a USB setting in their menu mode. Go thru the menu setup may be the port is inactive or set to some other mode.

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I am having trouble with my toshiba laptop and my digital camera. I have installed the software that came with my camera and the computer is still unable to access the photos, i have checked that th usb is correctly placed and im not sure how to get the photos please help. My camera is a vivitar 7100s. My software is vista.

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SOURCE: install the camera to mine laptop

Yes as Dovi said in the post, you have probably installed XP drivers if you have used the cd rom that came with the camera and they will not work, as Vista is not supported with a driver. I cannot find anything about your SD1000 on the Canon web site, unless there is a similair model you can check. http://software.canon-europe.com/

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SOURCE: Incompatability with Vista

get rid of vista and get mac osx.

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

SOURCE: communication error when uploading pictures on computer

I had the same problem. My problem was that there were more than 1,000 images stored on the memory card. Once I deleted some of the images from the camera memory card, I was able to download pictures again.

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