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"Cannot find source media for importing" message. I can't import my pics because it doesn't recognize the camera that is connected through the USB port.

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    DSC-H5 Sony camera....I am getting the message "cannot find source media for importing" What can I do?

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HI PINNACLEDATA! FIRST I NEED TO KNOW THE OS YOU ARE USING ON YOUR COMPUTER.SOMETIMES IN XP YOU CAN USE THE DROP DOWN LIST OF CAMERAS TO FIND A CAMERA WITH THE SAME NAME AND USE IT TO DOWNLOAD. THEN THERE IS ALWAYS THE WAY TO JUST LOAD THE MEMORY CARD INTO YOUR COMPUTER IF YOU HAVE SLOTS. MY HP 9700 SERIES HAS THE SLOTS TO DOWNLOAD AND YOU DON'T NEED THE CAMERA. ALSO, HAVE YOU TRIED A USB CARD READER. JUST PLUG AND PLAY. AND SOME OF THE LATER PROGRAMS HAVE PRETTY GOOD SOFTWARE. I KNOW WINDOWS PHOTO GALLERY MATCHES A LOT OF DIFFERENT CAMERAS. GOOGLES PICASA IS PRETTY GOOD ALSO. IT HAS A LIST OR FOLDER. MAN I KNOW I HAVE A NIKON COOLPIX 3500, A KODAK Z 712is, SLOTS ON MY LAPTOP A CARD READER AND A PRINTER THAT CAN READ MEMORY CARDS AND PRINT PHOTOS WITHOUT A COMPUTER OR CAMERA! YOU MIGHT GET HOLD OF YOUR CAMERA MAKER AND SEE IF THEY HAVE AN UPDATED FIRMWARE FOR YOUR OS. REMEMBER IF IT WON'T TAKE YOUR CAMERA, IT WILL USUALLY ALWAYS TAKE THE MEMORY CARD! A CARD READER IS REALLY CHEAP AND SHOULD PLUG RIGHT INTO YOUR PHOTO SOFTWARE PROGRAM. GOOD LUCK! IF YOU STILL HAVE PROBLEMS, REPLY TO
ARCLIGHT1217 AND DON'T FORGET YOUR OS! AND I'LL SEE WHAT ELSE I CAN FIND FOR YOU!

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  2. Insert the recording media containing the pictures into the camera.
  3. Depending on your camera, set the USB Connection or Transfer mode setting in the menu to the Mass Storage , Normal , or PTP .
  4. Use the USB cable supplied with the camera to connect the camera to the computer. IMPORTANT:
    • Connection through a USB hub or other USB device -- such as a printer or keyboard -- is not supported and cannot be guaranteed. Connect the camera directly to a USB port on the computer.
    • If the USB connection from the camera is not recognized by the computer, disconnect the USB cable and repeat steps 4 and 5 using a different USB Connection or Transfer mode setting. If the connection is still not recognized, further troubleshooting is available.

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    • When the camera connection is established, an AutoPlay window will appear.

  5. In the AutoPlay window, click Import pictures .
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