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Flip Video by Pure Digital - not recognized by computer -

Was downloading latest driver for Flip Video camera. There was an error and it did not finish. I disconnected the recorder, turned it off and then re-connected. Have done this on several computers. My videos are there but no PC will recognize the recorder any more. I am stuck with videos I want and no way to download them. Can anyone help?

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  • elboivin Nov 29, 2008

    I have a similar problem - my computer doesn't recognize the device and/or can't update it and I can't get my videos downloaded!

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    I have a powermac and an ultra, plug in, says it's connected on the screen of ultra and nothing on desktop, used to work on another computer, been on with tech help all day, no luck.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    PC doesnt recognize flip video camera

  • jc03755 Jan 05, 2009

    Me too. I have a MacBook and a Flip Video camera. Plug it in to USB port and the Flip Video says it is connected, but the MacBook doesn't recognize it. Nothing in the Finder, etc. Any advice is welcome.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    I have a flip recorder and a brand new computer from dell. I plug it in and it says conected but only is recognized once in a great while

  • ghello Jan 29, 2009

    The camera works beautifully unless dropped...
    I loved tt no flaws untill I droped it...the cam corder is still working but no way to upload files

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    Computer used to recognize the Flip device; now does not. I downloaded the flipshare software, deleted old, installed new -- same results > > > no recognition of USB device.

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  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    Same problem. The light comes on the Flip, but the icon does not appear on the desktop. Do I have to return the camera to the store? :-(



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I took the battery out and then connected to the computer and It recognized it. So I was able to upload videos. I have three flip camera, only one has this glitch. I am going to try the remove battery for 48 hours route so to restore it to how it used to work.JMR

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SOURCE: Frozen on startup

Take out the battery and leave it out for 48-72 hours. I had the same problem and Flip support suggested this solution which fixed the problem.

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SOURCE: My computer does not recognize flip video F 260 ultra camcorder

do u have the driver cd which came with the product. else go to the web site of the company locate the driver and load it on ur computer.

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SOURCE: Sony Handycam Dig 8 doesn't recognize tape when trying to record

If it has memory stick, Make sure your memory stick is in. Your memory stick is full. Delete the unwanted pictures from the memory stick or use a differnt biger memory stick.

I looked in the manual. It seems your camcorder does not have a slot for memory stick. But you may still save pictures on the tape. Here is the link to download the manual

Please read Page 40 "recording picture on the tape".

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the camera has to powered and on ...and be sure you plug in the right kinda usb needs to be a 2.0
so ..install a 2.0 driver to be sure you have one ..and after that with the camera powered ..plu one by one in each usb port..until it is seen in one...also look at the camera cause some devices need to confirm from them the connection via usb ...
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