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Bad USB conection?

Hey there,

 

My camera has been working fine for me, but I just tried uploading photos onto the computer and the computer doesn´t recognize that anything is plugged in.  The camera is on, the cords are all connected...could it be that my USB cable has gone bad?



I have a K100D and the USB fitting failed in the first 5 months - not a major as I usually use the card reader to get photos transfered.

Camera is now at Pentax as the flash failed as well ( my 3rd pentax and the only one I have had any problem with) Pentax are insisting on fixing the problem and we will have to negotiate who pays.

Anyone else had issues with their USB on Pentax SLRs I have a Pentax K100 Super which also has a failed USB connection and numerous other problems including a monitor which sometimes shows a picture and battery contacts which tell me that brand new batteries are 'dead' even though they work perfectly well in my Fuji camera. I have had my camera back to the store I purchased it from and returned it to Pentax to no avail , I have absolutely no confidence in the reliability of this camera and feel that I will not be buying further Pentax cameras.

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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 24, 2012

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SOURCE: Bad USB conection?

Hi,
I assume that you are using Win.XP,
- did you check; System Properties>Hardware>Device Manager
Is there anything like yellow exclamation etc, especially on the USB section?
- Is it BIOS USB function enabled? Maybe disabled by accidentally.
- You said nothing working through USB, all ports are same?
If this ocurred all of a sudden, than I think you have a software problem.
I have a K100d, its been seven months now and ~6500 photo. My USB cables&fittings are fine, I always using USB port to transfer photos, no problem at all.
I hope your problem will be solved in a short time.
Sincerely
-halotheracer-

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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The lenses are probably manual focus lenses,  

  1. Make sure that the apature ring is set to 'A' or automatic, 
  2. if these are manual focus lenses then switch the focus switch on the left side of the camera body to MF 
  3. If this still doesn't work, or you are having trouble with the apature ring then press the menu button to go to the  menu then press the right arrow key untill you are in the  Custom Settings, scroll through the custom settings with the up and down arrow keys until about the 2nd from bottom there is an option called "using aperture ring" set this to 2 (Permitted) This will make the camera take a image when lens is on any f-stop manually. 
Try this and everything should work fine. If all this hasn't worked then try seting the mode dial on the camera to M manual mode. Cheers

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