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Pentax s5i digital camera - downloading problems

Previously, I had no trouble downloading pictures directly from my s5i to my pc, that runs MS Vista. For some reason when I plug it in, I cannot see the active link to the removable disk where the camera folder normally is visible. I have checked the USB Connection setting on the camera menu and it is set to PC.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.

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  • susber Nov 15, 2008

    I have an Optio50 from 2006 and have the exact same problem. It's always been just automatic and very easy to transfer photos from camera to my laptop, as late as a couple of months ago. But now all of a sudden the PC can't seem to detect the camera or the USB cable. I've tried changing from PC to Pictbridge int the tools, but it doesn't help. Where can I download new drivers, is this a driver problem?

    Many thx, want my pics! /Susanne

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Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Windows Photo Gallery or Picasa.

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You should be able to get the software from the manufacturers website. Most manufacturers keep the software up there for free all you have to do is download. Otherwise I personally prefer to use a USB card reader. All you have to do is unplug the memory card from the camera and insert it into the reader. The computer then sees the card as a jump drive. The card reader is much easier in my mind because you don't have to learn the less than fabulous software most manufacturers use for their cameras.

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Hold the OK key for 5 seconds while powering on the camera. this unlocks the menu and key modes.

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You might want to consider NOT connecting your camera to the computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive.

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