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When i plug my vtech camera to pc says hardware problems

When I plug into the usb port it says a problem occured during installation. I then do not see any drive to download the photos

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Turn your computer off and restart it. Then connect the usb cable between the computer and the camera...then turn the camera on. Make sure the camera is OFF before you connect the camera.

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I also am having trouble uploading pictures...I have connected the usb cable from the camera to the computer but it does not show Vtech 733 as one of the drives. Is there something else I can try?


i have realised that the usb port on the camera sometime does not make good contact with the sub cable. make sure they are firmly plugged in, listen out for the found new device notification sound from the pc and a pop up message on the task bar showing that they are searching for a new driver. on windows 7 or vista does not require additional driver.

Jan 12, 2011 | Vtech Kidizoom Digital Camera

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Hi there. I am having a problem connecting my Canon Powershot A630 camera to my computer. My computer is running Windows XP and I have installed the software that came with the camera. When I connect the...


Hi there,

If you want to download the pictures on your camera, try plugging it into the usb port of your computer using the usb cable. Then turn on the camera and make sure it is set to REVIEW MODE. Usually, this opens the sofware. It not, then, on your computer, click Start button >> All Programs >> Accessories and choose Scanners and Cameras. It will open up the window which will show the pictures and from there, follow the steps to download them.


Please let me know how this goes. Thank you for using FIxYa.

Nov 22, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera

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I am trying to download pictures from my Nikon S8000 by either plugging the camera to my PC via USB or plugging the SD card into my PC, and I cannot! I can view the pictures in the camera, so I know they...


Must install the camera's driver on to your computer before plugging the usb cord into the PC.

I would as a rule install the camera's software from Nikon.com's support site if it did not install automatically.

http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/Product/Digital-Camera/26191/COOLPIX-S8000.html

It can sometimes be difficult to setup a digital camera on a new computer. Usually the process is simple: plug the camera in, allow the system to install the driver and begin using the system, however, sometimes things can go wrong. Following these steps can solve more than 90% of problems relating to USB connection issues. You must be thorough and follow it step-by-step.
  1. What CF Card is installed in the camera?
    A large number of problems are caused by incompatible CF Cards. In many cases these cards will work while shooting but can fail to properly download to the computer. You must be extra careful that the card is approved. Actually look up the card you are using in the manual to see if it on the list. Many retailers include "Unapproved" cards in their bundles, so just because a card came with the camera doesn't mean that it is "Approved".

    If in doubt, use the "Nikon Starter Card" for testing.

  2. Is the Camera in Mass Storage Mode?
    While PTP mode can be used if your camera and operating system (Mac OS X and Windows XP) supports it, for troubleshooting it may be useful to switch to MSC USB mode using the camera's setup menus.

  3. Are there images on the card that can be viewed on the camera in playback mode?
    Nikon View will not auto launch or give a transfer window with no images on the flash card. If you have covered the first three items you should now connect the camera to the rear USB port (not through a hub or front port) on the computer. On all Windows systems excluding Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) ("Plain" Windows 98 is not supported.) make sure the Nikon View CDROM has been removed from the system prior to connecting the camera.

  4. Does the LCD Display Screen go dark after being connected for 2 seconds?
    If you are not getting the "Found New Hardware" wizard then check the LCD display. If the display stays "on" and the camera seems to be in Shooting mode or Playback mode then you may have a bad cable, camera USB port or computer USB port. If this is the case, contact Nikon Support for more information or Click Here for more troubleshooting.

  5. Does "New Hardware Wizard" Start?
    If you connect the Camera and a "Found New Hardware" wizard comes up you should allow the system to auto search for the driver by simply clicking the "Next" button until it is finished. (Windows 98SE requires the Nikon View CD-ROM to be in the CD-drive at this point.) On Windows systems newer than Windows 98SE the camera should pick up and use the Microsoft Mass Storage driver.

  6. "Hardware Handshaking"
    You need to understand how hardware handshaking works. The hardware Handshake occurs when a USB device is connected to the USB port. The computer detects the USB device on the USB bus and asks: "What are you?" The Coolpix line of cameras should answer: "I am a Nikon Coolpix 5700 currently set to Mass storage mode."

    If the computer does not understand this message the most likely cause is an incompatibility with the USB chipset on the particular USB controller that the USB port is connected to. You can check your controller chipset on the Microsoft Hardware Compatibility list. First find your "USB Controller" (i.e. Intel 82801AA USB Host Controller) in your computer's "Device Manager" and then look it up on the above link. You can tell if the handshake failed if the camera is listed in Device Manager under “Unknown Devices” or “Other Devices”.

  7. Drivers
    The Mass Storage Driver set consists of two drivers. The first driver is the “Mass Storage Driver” ("Nikon Mass Storage" driver on Windows 98SE systems) and the second is the driver for the CF card in the camera. The CF Card driver should be listed under “Disk Drives” in Device Manager. Be sure both drivers are installed and showing up cleanly in Device Manager.

  8. Auto Launch
    If both drivers are installed "cleanly" in Device Manager (no question mark or exclamation point) then you do not have a camera or driver issue. If Nikon View does not “Auto Launch” or the Nikon View “Transfer Window” comes up but fails to transfer images then the you can usually resolve these problems with the following steps. Nikon View is not required to transfer images from Nikon Coolpix camera’s capable of running in Mass Storage Mode.

  9. If the drivers are clean but you are unable to transfer images
    Double click on “My Computer" and verify that a “Removable Disk” icon with a drive letter is listed. If the "Removable Disk" is not listed then there may be Network Drives mapped with drive letters that follow the last actual local drive listed. If this is the case Click Hereto learn how to change the drive letters to accommodate the Removable disk

  10. If the Removable disk does mount
    There are two simple ways of transferring images:
    a) You can click through the directories on the removable disk: i.e. "g:\DCIM\100Nikon" and copy the entire contents of this directory then paste into a local drive location such as "c:\My Documents\My Pictures."
    b) The second option would be to launch Nikon View and select the removable disk from the folder list on the left. With the removable disk expanded down to the "100Nikon" directory you can "select all" and drag the images to a local drive location listed on the left.

  11. Transfer starts but fails to transfer all pictures.
    If Nikon Transfer starts but fails at any point during the transfer then there may be some bad picture files or corrupted data on the flash card. This will sometimes occur if the card has been used in a card reader to move non-picture files between various computers.

    Note at which file number the transfer is failing and go through the mounted removable disk to delete that picture file. You can also copy all the picture files except the damaged files from the card. Always format the flash card in the camera after you have recovered the undamaged picture files to the computer.

Jul 29, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

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How do i download picture from camera to computer and print


Plug the USB connector into the camera and the PC
The “Found New Hardware” help message should appear in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
This message will close when the settings are completed. No action is required.
This step is not required for subsequent connections.
Specify the settings in the “AutoPlay” dialog box.
When FinePixViewer is included in the list of actions to perform
Select “Viewing images using FinePixViewer” and then select the “Always do the selected ction” checkbox. (This checkbox may not be shown in some cases.)
Click the [OK] button to launch FinePixViewer.
When the camera and computer are exchanging
data, the self-timer lamp blinks and the viewfinder
lamp blinks alternately green and orange.
“≥” appears on the LCD monitor.
Power Save and Auto Power Off are disabled during USB connection.
Do not disconnect the USB cable when the camera is communicating with the PC.
If the above operations do not occur, you do not have the required software programs or drivers installed on your PC. Complete the required PC setup procedures. Then reconnect the camera to your PC.
Switch your PC on.
Use the USB cable (included) to connect the camera to your computer.
Switch the camera on.
Take care to ensure that the included USB cable is connected the correct way around and that the plugs are pushed fully into the connection sockets.
And if this wasn't clear enough, here is the user manual for you.
http://www.fujifilmusa.com/shared/bin/A210_A205Manuals.pdf
I hope this helps and good luck!
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Nov 04, 2009 | Fuji FinePix A205 Digital Camera

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Problem downloading pictures


Hello.
Welcome To Fixya Community.

Most Likely this kind of problems occurs when
  • The USB connector on the Webcame is Defective.
  • The USB cable is defective.
  • The USB Plug On Computer is defective.
Inspect one of these.

Apr 27, 2009 | Kodak Easyshare C813 Digital Camera

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Canon 450D is not being recognised by my computer (I run xp 32-bit). When I turn on the camera, windows comes up with a "install new hardware" option. I have installed the EOS utility etc. but still the...


Both the Canon XT 350D and the XTi 400D are recognized by any PC with XP windows operative system. It seems you have to check your USB port or USB cable used to connect your cameras to the PC. Sometimes, the PC does not recognize a specific device connected to an USB port. Yopu can get into the System -device manager screen, and uninstall the USB port, and run the utility to recognize changes in the device manager. This will install the USB port driver again, and if it is a software issue the reason of the problem, then it will be fixed.

Also, you can check your cameras and USB cable in a different PC so you can confirm if they both work has should be.

Regards,

Mar 26, 2009 | Canon EOS 450D Digital Camera

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Panasonic DMC-L75


may want to try to plug usb cable into differnt usb port. I have had this problem with one of mu usb ports on computer.

Hope that helps.

Jun 28, 2008 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ3 Digital Camera

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50


I actually htink the problem is with your camera.

There might be a problem with the communication between the camera and your computer`s usb port.

Check if the camera connects to a friend`s PC. If it does, you need to take the camera in for service.

9 times out of 10 I have found a shorted fuse on the main baord to the usb port. This should be a inexpensive repair, unless you need to replace the main baord. In which case first determine the value of the old camera versus a new model.

Good luck.

Feb 15, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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Driver for Canon EOS 400D


This camera does not require a driver on windows XP. The most common cause of USB related communication issues is the USB cord itself. Second most common cause is the USB port on the camera as they are easily damaged. You can fix the problem by buying a USB card reader instead of plugging the camera directly into your PC. If you use the camera's USB port it will eventually fail, they simply can not last through years of plugging and unplugging and the bumping around associated with use of the on board USB port. With the card reader you simply remove the memory card from the camera, plug it into the reader and then proceed to get your pictures. It is simple, reliable, and all around the best solution to this and all problems related to communicating with your camera over USB.

Jun 16, 2007 | Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera...

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Troubleshooting Steps for Windows USB connection issues


It can sometimes be difficult to setup a digital camera on a new computer. Usually the process is simple: plug the camera in, allow the system to install the driver and begin using the system, however, sometimes things can go wrong. Following these steps can solve more than 90% of problems relating to USB connection issues. You must be thorough and follow it step-by-step. What CF Card is installed in the camera? A large number of problems are caused by incompatible CF Cards. In many cases these cards will work while shooting but can fail to properly download to the computer. You must be extra careful that the card is approved. Actually look up the card you are using in the manual to see if it on the list. Many retailers include "Unapproved" cards in their bundles, so just because a card came with the camera doesn't mean that it is "Approved". If in doubt, use the "Nikon Starter Card" for testing. Is the Camera in Mass Storage Mode? While PTP mode can be used if your camera and operating system (Mac OS X and Windows XP) supports it, for troubleshooting it may be useful to switch to MSC USB mode using the camera's setup menus. Are there images on the card that can be viewed on the camera in playback mode? Nikon View will not auto launch or give a transfer window with no images on the flash card. If you have covered the first three items you should now connect the camera to the rear USB port (not through a hub or front port) on the computer. On all Windows systems excluding Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) ("Plain" Windows 98 is not supported.) make sure the Nikon View CDROM has been removed from the system prior to connecting the camera. Does the LCD Display Screen go dark after being connected for 2 seconds? If you are not getting the "Found New Hardware" wizard then check the LCD display. If the display stays "on" and the camera seems to be in Shooting mode or Playback mode then you may have a bad cable, camera USB port or computer USB port. If this is the case, contact Nikon Support for more information or Click Here for more troubleshooting. Does "New Hardware Wizard" Start? If you connect the Camera and a "Found New Hardware" wizard comes up you should allow the system to auto search for the driver by simply clicking the "Next" button until it is finished. (Windows 98SE requires the Nikon View CD-ROM to be in the CD-drive at this point.) On Windows systems newer than Windows 98SE the camera should pick up and use the Microsoft Mass Storage driver. "Hardware Handshaking" You need to understand how hardware handshaking works. The hardware Handshake occurs when a USB device is connected to the USB port. The computer detects the USB device on the USB bus and asks: "What are you?" The Coolpix line of cameras should answer: "I am a Nikon Coolpix 5700 currently set to Mass storage mode." If the computer does not understand this message the most likely cause is an incompatibility with the USB chipset on the partic

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