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The problem is that after several hours filming on timelapse the microscope light switches off and no further photos are taken. On exiting the programme the microscope will not restart unless the computer is rebooted. Windows 2000 states that the device is working correctly and all other devices will operate using the usb connection. The time taken for the microscope to stop filming has varied from 2 hours to 24 hours. The problem does not appear to be dependent on temperature since I have left running in a cold room. Will a usb connection 'timeout'?

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Depending on the model of your USB, (1.1 or 2.0) it may or may not time out. With a 2.0 speed USB it will not typically tome out until about 30 hours of very high activity use. A 1.1, on the other hand can get to do that a lot. If your USB is a 2.0 get a computer expert to check that it is not malfunctioning. If it is a 1.1, I would suggest getting a USB upgrade.

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