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Hi, For that problem, Try first replace that internal DVD-rom drive other good internal DVD-rom drive. if not Also Detected or recognize. Try this second solution. insertexternal USB type DVD-ROM. if not recognize also, Your operating system Have internal software device data corrupted. You need to reinstall operating System like windows xp, windows 7 (OS) etc.. to fix data Corrupted of operating system device for hardware software. Please see sample external DVD-rom USB type.
Just let me know if not yet working your Compaq Presario 700 series DVD-rom Drive. Thanks for using Fixya.
I'm sorry that the Camera is not recognized by the Computer. Unfortunately, knowing the Operating System is the key element in providing troubleshooting the PC connection. However, I will give you the troubleshooting steps which is general for the compatible Operating Systems for the Camera:
The compatible Operating Systems are as follows:
Mac OS X
Please follow the below troubleshooting steps if your Computer is installed with any of the above mentioned Operating System. Please note that other Operating Systems are not compatible with your Camera.
Please make sure that the connections are secure. Prior to making any adjustments, first ensure you've firmly connected your Camera's USB cable into the USB port on your PC.
Power off and disconnect your Camera from your computer.
Restart your computer.
After your computer is rebooted, connect your camera to your computer using the USB cable provided. Note: Connect your camera to an alternate USB port, preferably on the back of your computer.
Select MTP instead of default PC from the USB select screen appears on the LCD screen after connect the Camera to the Computer.
If the issue persists, please check the Device Manager driver conflicts by following the steps:
Connect the camera to the computer with the USB cable.
Turn on the camera.
Open the Device Manager of the operating system.
Windows 2000 - Right-click the My Computer icon, left-click Properties , left-click the Device Manager tab. XP: Right-click the My Computer icon, left-click Properties , left-click the Hardware tab, left-click the Device Manager button. Windows Vista: Click the Start button, click Control Panel , click System and Maintenance , click the Device Manager button. Windows 7: Click the Start button, click Control Panel , click Hardware and Sound , under Devices and Printers , click Device Manager. You may try the steps before give up even if the Operating System is Windows 7 as it supports many cameras with default driver.
In the Device Manager window, at the left of Universal Serial Bus controllers , click the PLUS (+) symbol.
Under Universal Serial Bus controllers , right-click Sony DSC or USB Mass Storage Device to display the drop-down menu.
In the drop-down menu, click Uninstall or Remove.
In the Confirm Device Removal dialog box, click the OK button.
Restart the computer.
Follow any on-screen instructions to complete reinstallation of the USB driver.
If the issue persists, reset the Camera by removing the battery for more than one minutes and check the operation. I hope following the above troubleshooting steps should definitely resolve the issue. If you require any further assistance, please get back to me with the exact Operating System, I can definitely help you with this. If a PC connection is not recognized by a Computer, most probably it will not be a hardware issue.
There is a Sony tutorial page for downloading video to computer at THIS LINK
You will need to select Windows as the operating system, then your camera type, then select the type of connection.You are strongly recommended to use i.Link (which everyone else calls Firewire).
There is Sony software called Picture Motion Browser that you can download (you will need the number from your original CD).
If none of that helps, perhaps the driver for the Firewire (IEEE 1394) port on the computer needs to be reinstalled. You can view this driver (if it is installed) by opening the control panel\system\hardware\device manager and looking for IEEE 1394. It should say if there is a problem or if it is working. You can force it to reinstall at this point.
Provided u got a Windows XP or higher operating system in your computer, u may :-
1. directly connect the digicam to the computer's USB port (s). the Windows XP or higher operating system in your computer ll automatically recognize the digicam as a separtate storage device - copy all the contents then paste them in a folder at your hard disk,
2. Bring out the sd card - put it into a card reader (Rs. 100/- apice), the Windows XP or higher operating system in your computer ll automatically recognize the digicam as a separtate storage device - copy all the contents then paste them in a folder at your hard disk,
Hook up camera let windows say find new hardware. FOllow the prompts. Acording to Sony Xp has the driver already unless it is a 64 bit. See Below:
The drivers needed to connect most Sony® cameras and camcorders to a computer are already included in the Windows Vista and Windows XP operating systems. With these drivers, you should be able to connect and transfer files to a computer. Note: If the your camera or camcorder is not recognized by the computer when connected, you may need an updated driver.
Driver information for Microsoft® Windows Vista® and Windows® XP
The drivers needed to connect most Sony® cameras and camcorders to a computer are already included in the Windows Vista and Windows XP operating systems. With these drivers, you should be able to connect and transfer files to a computer. Note: If the your camera or camcorder is not recognized by the computer when connected, you may need an updated driver. Check the Updates tab below to see if any updated driver is available.
Windows 98 is not capable of recornizing the mass storage devices, but windows 2000 and XP, vista has the capability to automatically recognize the USB mass storage devices.
Thats why your Windows 98 is not recognizing. So, to use the mass-storage device like your pen drive you have to install device driver to your windows 98 system for your pendrive.
If you don't have the driver, then goto pendrive manufacturer site, there you can found the driver for your pen-drive for windows 98, download it, and install on your windows 98 system..... n njoy,,... :))
I could be wrong, but I don't believe that it can be - though I have never tried - this is only a guess.
Most cameras today, rather than being recognized as imaging devices by windows - are simply recognized as a mass storage device - the same as a pen drive or external hard drive. This has many advantages - but one disadvantage is the one that you mention.
Are you using the Sony Software? Perhaps a driver installed from their imaging software will allow the computer to recognize the camera as an imaging device? Other than that, I can't think of anything else.