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Nikon Coolpix S550. Installed Nikon Transfer..won't work.

Bought Nikon Coolpix S550.Installed Nikon Transfer on Windows XP. When I plug in USB and turn the camera on, I hear a recognition 'ping' sound. But AutoPlay dialog won't display. Nothing.

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Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to transfer 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). 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 Nikon Transfer or any other photo management program, such as Picasa.
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Posted on Nov 23, 2014

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SOURCE: My new Nikon Coolpix S550 will not turn on.

Hey jeanjoy,
I would have it sent out for service. This camera comes with a 1 year parts and labor warranty, and you can bring it to any Best Buy™ store and they can send it out for service. You can also contact the manufacturer and they might be able assist you.

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Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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SOURCE: nikon transfer is not showing that my camera is connected

There is an alternate way of downloading images from the memory card from the camera.
Get a USB memory card reader, remove the memory card from the camera, insert it into the card reader, then plug the card reader into the USB port of your computer. You will now see card reader as an external memory device, open the folder and copy your photos onto your hard drive.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Nikon Coolpix S550 transfer problem

It's very hard to troubleshoot software problems online, and it likely is a software issue. But as a solution I highly recommend that you instead consider a card reader to download your photos to your computer. They're very inexpensive, much faster downloading photos from the camera, do not use the camera's batteries during download, and are much less prone to file corruption of the photos during the download.

You place the camera's card in the reader, and your computer sees it as a hard drive. You simply copy/paste or drag/drop your photos onto your hard drive. For all of these reasons, most professional photographers utilize card readers exclusively. Really, you'll save yourself a lot of heartache. Here are some examples from Amazon. Also, don't be fooled by the cost. some of the cheap ones work just fine. Go by the reviews. Also make sure you get a reader that is stated capable of reading your card (particularly if you have an SDHC card)::

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Posted on Jan 18, 2009

mail2pvs
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SOURCE: I have a Nikon coolpix s550. The battery chamber

two things here could be causing the problem

1. the memory card is not completely inserted or is inserted in the wrong direction
2. the sam thing goes for the batteries too

and my suggestion take out the bateries and check to see if anything os obstructing the too from inside

cheers

pls rate the solution

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: I attach Nikon CoolPix S550

Some Macintosh computer systems support using a digital camera using SD/MMC card in two modes: 'Digital Camera' mode and 'Disk Drive' mode. At times, when try to use the camera using SD/MMC card in 'Digital Camera', it is not recognized by iPhoto or Image Capture. To solve such behavior, you might need to reformat the digital SD/MMC card and use backup to restore the lost files. But sometimes, you observe certain issues while restoring from backup or the backup is not available. To cope up with such situations, you should use Photo Recovery application to recover the lost files efficiently.
For an instance, consider that you perform following sequence of steps:

  • You connect your digital camera that uses SD/MMC card to a Macintosh computer in 'Disk Drive' mode
  • You switch to 'Digital Camera' mode and observe that the camera is no longer recognized by iPhoto or Image Capture
Similar behavior is also observed if you use FireWire or USB card reader to connect the SD/MMC card to your Macintosh computer and try to switch to 'Digital Camera' mode.
Solution
To prevent such errors from occurring, you should continue using the camera in 'Disk Drive' mode. You can then successfully access it through iPhoto or Image Capture. However, to solve the existing problem of the SD/MMC card, follow these steps:
  • Connect the camera in 'Disk Drive' mode or use FireWaire or USB card reader to access the card.
  • Backup all the files to your system
  • Use your digital camera to reformat the card.
Note: A digital camera using SD/MMC card uses different protocols in different modes so that to communicate with the Macintosh system. But it can only be accessed through Desktop, when connected in 'Disk Drive' mode.
After reformatting the SD/MMC card, sometimes you observe that backup is not valid and couldn't provide the required results. In such situations, you are suggested to use Digital Photo Recovery products to recover them. Photo Recovery utilities are competent tools to scan a logically crashed media using powerful scanning algorithms. Also, they provide interactive user interface that allows easy implementation

Posted on Nov 25, 2009

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