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Camera won't stay on

I have the DSC-S500 model. The camera shuts off whenever I connect it to the usb cable and try to download the pictures on my computer. It also shuts off when I try to view the pictures that I have already taken. I have changed the batteries and initialized the camera. What else should I do? I noticed that someone else is having the same problem with the same model.

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Everytime i connect my dsc s500 camera to my computer,i get a responce that there are no pictures found on the camera,what could be the problem.


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.

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Doesn't work with windows 7


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 Windows Photo Gallery or Picasa.

Apr 14, 2012 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera

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I need the link to download on my computer the software to get pictures off of camera


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 (http://picasa.google.com ).

Jan 10, 2011 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera

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Computer will not recognise the camera, and having great trouble importing photos


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. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Sep 13, 2010 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera

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I lost my sony cybeshot dsc-s500 photo dowload program cd. do you have this program for downloaded it


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 ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Sep 11, 2010 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera

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Trouble with downloading picutres


Go to "my computer"and see if you can see your camera showing up as an external drive(it normally does). Doubleclick on it to open up the contents of your camera.

Jun 22, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera

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Downloaded driver for cybershot dsc s500, then try to interface camera with computer, pc doesnt see the camera in control panel or my computer removable hard drive.


Sony has the roughest firmware known to man for digital cameras. If running Windows XP or Vista you can simply connect the camera to the USB port and let the computer do the rest. Picbrige works the best for it downloads the quickest. Picbrige will be on your cameras list of choices to use for downloading

Apr 13, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera

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How do I download my pics to camera DSC-S500


Its plug n play camera and Windows already has required driver.
Plug usb cable in camera and computer and got to My Computer, click Removable Disk and check folder for picture files, copy them and past on selected place in Computer.

Mar 17, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera

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Where to get a Samsung s500 usb cable


I can't imagine why in the world you would want to pay an inflated price for another proprietary USB cable. I haven't plugged a camera directly into my computer for years. The last time I did, it was balanced precariously while downloading pictures and got knocked off the table. The USB cable stopped its fall, but the jack in the body of the camera was twisted in the process and completely ruined. A much better option would be to head to your local Comp USA, Best Buy, Radio Shack, etc. and purchase a 9 in 1 card reader. It's a small block of plastic with several slots that will accept a wide variety of memory card formats that have been created over the years. With this single USB device you can read/transfer data from many different devices that you may own. The reader can stay attached to your computer all the time. You simply take the media card out of your camera and plug it into the reader whenever you want to download your pictures. Simple! As an added benefit, you can now make use of that pathetic 128 meg card that came with your camera. Write all your internet accounts, passwords, and other important info to it. Then hide it in a safe place (deposit box) in case of disaster.

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