Canon IXY 800 IS problem with connecting to computer
So, I bought this new Canon IXY 800 IS, and I love it. BUT, the only problem is when I installed the software on my computer, I plugged in the camera, and the transfer software came up, and when it said it was connecting to the device, it froze. I tried several times, same result. PLEASE HELP!
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You can go to the website of canon and get the drivers in the Support and Download Menu. Just select the correct model number and install it in your computer. After installing it, it is better that you have tech software to keep them updated. You don't want to keep outdated drivers in your computer. They would mess up the whole system. Install RadarSync to keep them updated.
The IXY 1000 is called the SD900 in some parts of the world. You can download the SD900 manual and more from
Connect the printer to your system using the USB cable, power on the printer the power on your computer. when the computer is fully booted and you login, the system should automatically detect the printer as a new hardware. Insert the CD that came with the printer into your systems CD-ROM drive and install the printer driver following the instruction on the screen.
If you have the IXY 1000, you can download a manual here (the US version is the SD900). The battery is a Canon proprietary battery, and there is a recharger available from Canon to charge the battery, The specific charger you need will depend on where you live -- different countries have different standard voltages and connector plugs.
Step-by-step guide for install Canon LBP 800 driver.
1. Download file for Canon LBP 800 from our site, save it on your computer and unzip.
2. Connect your Canon LBP 800 to computer.
3. Right click on My computer and click Properties. Go to Hardware tab. Click to Device Manager button.
4. Find your new Canon LBP 800 on Printers category double click on device and press Reinstall Driver button.
5. Select Install from specific location, check Include this location
and click Browse button to select the Canondriver click Next button to
continue and click Finish button to finish installation.
6. After this procedure you should see new Canon LBP 800 in Printers inside device manager.
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 Windows Photo Gallery or Picasa.
Find a few Canon repair shops, and describe them your problem, and they should be able to give you rough estimates. I've had estimates for same mechanical problem from $200 to $15.
If you are adventurous (and the manufacturer's warranty is expired), remove all the tiny screws, and see if this is something simple, and you can tell repairman what specific part you need - their estimate will be more accurate that way.