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Usb device not recognised

Up until today my camera worked fine wehen i plugged the usb cable in. now it says that it is not recognised and has malfunctioned. it does this on other computers aswell. is it the camera or the cable or a setting on the computer? thanks

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Re: usb device not recognised

Yeah, I've had the same problem as well. If anyone knows the fix, please post!

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

Re: usb device not recognised

Exact same problem here, too !! I have been uploading pictures forever. I can say that this has happened before, about 6 months ago, and for the life of me, I can not remember how I fixed it. I DO KNOW that it wasn't my cable or the connection to the computer or the connection to the camera. Let's hope someone will help us. Meanwhile, if I remember what happened the last time, I will post. Ugh !

Posted on Jan 05, 2007

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Unfortunately I don't have a solution for you, but know that you are not alone! I am having the same problem as of three days ago. I have tried multiple computers and even got a new USB cable but the problem continues. Frustrating! Please let me know if you find a solution.

Posted on Jan 01, 2007

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* Go through the list: double click on one, wait for its properties sheet to open and look at the Location. It will have something like:

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* Close Device manager.

* Reinstall the Olympus software if you are using it.

* Plug the camera's USB cable into the PC as usual. If all goes well, you'll get the "Found new hardware" message and it will proceed to reinstall the driver, following which all should be well.

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