I have windows xp. I plug in my USB cable to computer and to camera, I turn on camera and nothing happens. My computer shows that it recognizes a new hardware but the wizard does not appear! It always worked before and now all of a sudden it doesn't work. I can't download my pics from my camera to computer. and I don't have a memory card drive either
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Re: Downloading pics from camera to computer
This is an easy fix. Be sure your camera to wire and computer to wire connections are good ones. Turn on your camera. If you don't see action on the screen go to the control panel and click on "hardware and sound" then on "view scanners and cameras" Now you should be up and running. enjoy.
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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.
Right click my computer icon, select manage, from the left side select device manager, then on the right side note any ! or ? marks and find your camera. it possibly has a problem. you should also be able to see your camera, in my computer as a removeable drive
Make sure the camera is on and pc is selected on the camera screen when connected to the computer. You will need to have PC highlighted and select ok on the camera as this starts the camera and computer to communicate. Once communication established the LCD screen of the camera goes dark and the computer should generate a removable disk drive. Check the System Tray (lower right corner beside the PC time) for Safely Remove Hardware. When you click on it, it should read "Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device Drive ?:" If you dont see that, then check the Device Manager to see if the camera is recognized as USB Mass Storage Device. The camera uses the driver usbstor.
skip the whole process and buy a sd memory card reader-it's plug and play- no software and will save your batterys when you download-they work great and bypass the issues your having-plug into usb port and will download to xp or vista
if you ave the camera's installation cd try reinstalling it if nothing happens try my computer you may find it under removable drive if it still does not work and ur pics has been saved on a memory card try using a card reader to access the file on it
No need for you to install any CD software because your camera will be recognized automatically as a removable disk when your computer has the following Operating Systems.
For transferring pictures with OS (Windows 98/XP/Vista/2000/MAC 9.2-10.3 ): - Turn off camera - Plug USB cable to camera and PC - Turn on camera - Connect to computer or printer will come out on camera screen - Select the desired one
- Press MENU/OK - "New Hardware Found" will be seen on the right lower corner - A window will pop out with various options - Example: "Open to View Files", "Copt to a folder"...
* If nothing like those mentioned above happened,
Double check through Computer Devices with Removable storage:
- Look for DCIM folder in any of the Removable storage
- Select 100sscam folder inside DCIM folder - Upon opening, all pictures will be viewed
Just try to make sure that you'll be using the USB cable supplied in the package and your PC does have good working USB ports.
Hmmm... Yea sometimes the pc doesn't see the added gizmo your camera.
In which case, I suggest when you connect camera to computer click on "my computer" and you should see your device listed there along with your C drive & so on. Click on the camera icon & viola, you can copy the images from there to your computer.
Yea I had the same experience with PS too, well Elements in particular. And there is a setting (somewhere in Elements Browser window) to turn it off.
Yea to simply download images - it doesn't require any software at all with XP.
I use a card reader & rarely deal with using the camera cable to computer hook up. To use that device you'll remove the card from the camera & stick in the reader & its ALWAYS worked for me. Again you'll have to click on "my computer" to find the images there.
Otherwise --- next step would be to try another usb cable.