Question about Pentax Optio E40 Digital Camera
I get a message, "Connection error, Check printer" when I connect the camera to my laptop through the USB connection. This has never happened before. Usually a dialog box just pops up and I can transfer pictures over right away. Any similar experiences and hopefully solutions?
Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.
The best way to download 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 or FireWire). 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 any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.
Posted on Aug 25, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: USB Connection problem Optio S4
have you turned the camera ON after connecting the cables? Next, does this USB port on the computer work with other USB devices such as memory sticks? My O555 has a USB socket that feels really "fragile" and I fear I will damage the socket with improper insertion (alignment seems touchy). I bought an external USB card reader and am really happy with that. You don't use up battery power transferring your files. Much better solution, IMO.
Posted on Sep 08, 2005
After trying different suggestions I inserted the c d that came with the camera while the transfer cable was still attached to the camera, and this seamed to solve the problem, the p c read the memory card and recognised the camera and all went well from there.
Posted on May 05, 2009
You need to reinstall the driver that will make your computer to see your camera. The driver for the hardware must have been corrupted, re-installing this driver will solve the problem. if you have a cd application that came along with your camera, it will be better if you use that to repair the damage driver by installing the software unto your system. Thanks
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
SOURCE: Power surge on USB port
disconnecting other USB devices does not work. I contacted Live support on pentax site and they said issue is fault in circuit card in camera which requires shipping back, and paying for repair. They knew right away what issue is, so probably fairly common.
Work around is to copy images from internal card to memory card and then just use a card reader to get pictures. Thats easier or at least cheaper then sending in for repair.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
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