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Are you able to download pictures from a camera to the PC if your batteries are dead?

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In order for you to download pictures from a camera there should be power on meaning it should be power on , so if the battery is dead the camera is off , that way you wont be able to transfer pictures from camera to computer. But if you have a card reader just put the memory card of the camera to it and you can transfer pictures that way...

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2yrs old. Went thru 3 sets of batteries to get 20 pictures. Dead again. What`s the story?


Sounds like you have a short in the wiring. This is repair shop stuff, or buy a new camera time. Usually, if it is a point and shoot , it is not worth sending for repair as you'll playas much as a new camera is worth. I would look for a new camera, personally. Good luck.

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The camera was plugged to computer and downloaded photos. I left the camera plugged in and batteries went dead. Now camera won't turn on.


Hindsight is a wonderful thing and it is not a good idea to download from camera to pc using batteries because if the batteries go dead you can lose all your images. If you download again put new batteries in first or better still put the memory card straight into a pc or a printer and view and print from the card, or if possible fine out if you can buy a mains lead for your type of camera.Try reformating your card either through a card reader or from the camera with FRESH batteries and it should work again.The file/directory structure was probably corrupted when the camera was trying to work with dying batteries. Let me know if this helps

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Batteries go dead when trying to download pictures to my computer


Transferring pictures takes a huge chunk of electricity out of the batteries. The solution to this, is to use a memory card reader to download the pics. That way, you don't have to use the camera's batteries up downloading.

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Why can't import my pictures into the computer?


Have you downloaded the Kodak Easyshare software? It will be easier to transfer picture from the camera to the computer also easyshare software has feature to enchance picture download not to mention that you can send picture thru email using the esayshare software. To download the software visit www.kodak.com/go/easysharesw.

Transferring pictures/videos with the USB cable
1
Turn off the camera.
2 Plug the labeled end of the USB cable into the USB port on your computer.
3 Plug the other end of the USB cable into the USB port on the camera.
4 Turn on the camera.
Note: EasyShare software opens on your computer. The software prompts you through the transfer process.

If still having issue importing picture from the camera to the computer call Kodak support line at 1 800 235 6325 (23KODAK)

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Is there a "Menu" button. If there is, press it to see if the menu shows. If it doesn't, try to take a picture by aiming the camera. then try to download it to your computer. If there is no picture, I would suggest the camera is dead. If there is a good picture of what you were shooting, then the screen is dead but the camera itself is good. In this case, you can use the camera as is or try to get the screen fixed.

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Camera turns off after reviewing two pictures


I suspect this a battery problem which has been described by many Sony users. The camera reads the battery charge wrong
and shut downs down.

For what its worth I had this same problem with both rechargeables and alkcalines. Fresh batteries were rejected after just a few shots and were clearly NOT dead. Solution seems to be either use Sony's NP-NH25 cybershot battery which is made of two AA batteries jointed at the hip or use generic rechargeable NiMh batteries with a capacity superior to Sony's battery (>2500mAh).

Dan

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Use a card reader to download the pictures instead. I never figured out how to use the cable that attaches the camera to the computer. I've been doing this for 4 years and haven't had a problem!

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The type of memory in the pix micro is called volatile RAM. Unlike flash memory that you find in thumb drives that do not require a charge to store data the volatile RAM needs a charge to hold anything. If you left the pictures on the camera the memory will be pulling a charge from the batteries constantly until the pictures are downloaded to your computer and then removed from the camera or until the battery dies or is removed. Replace the battery with a new and it should be fine. Just be sure you download the pictures to your computer and then delete them from the camera to maintain good battery life.
Also make sure you install the software on your computer before connecting the camera.

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