Question about Pentax Optio M20 Digital Camera
When I plug the USB cable in to my computer, the computer is automatically shutting off (while attached to the camera)
Try 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.
Posted on Aug 21, 2012
SOURCE: USB cable
My Optio uses a standard mini USB connector - you can buy them for a tenth of the price for example, here in Aussie I bought one for $2 at a local computer mart
Posted on Aug 30, 2005
SOURCE: Bad USB conection?
If your camera's driver is not installed, it will not work.
Make sure you go to the manufactures site, and download the correct driver there.
However, if your driver IS installed, then yes, your USB cord might have gotten bad.
Posted on Nov 26, 2007
could be a bent pin maybe?
I would just go out and buy a card reader so that you can read the memory card without the cord. and then you wont have to worry about it.
the card reader cost about 20 a new cord would be more.
Hope that helps,
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
almost positive it would be the camera. you might want to look around in local news and reportrs and stuff about power lines in the area to see if anyone else has the same problem. if not, take it in a shop
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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