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Camera not connecting to Apple OSX

Ever since I have had the Coolpix S10, I have not been able to get it to connect to an Apple computer. It's working fine on windows based machines, but there is no sign of life when attaching it to any Apple (so far tried it on 2 machines). Any suggestions? (I don't have the disc with the software anymore, but I shouldn't need that either).

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Plug it in, click the apple menu top left and click"about this mac" this will get a small window in the middle of the screen, clock the "more info" button and select the "USB" and see if it appears on a bus.Also click on the desktop to open the finder and place the cursor over the"file"section on the title bar, on the drop down menu, click "new finder window" and on the left it should be there. If it is then open image capture and work from there

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O.K. I just answered this and accidentally closed the screen before sending but I'll just type it again...... on mac computers simply plugging in a camera will not necessarily do anything you must have an application in place to use that device such as iphoto which comes in ilife a pre installed software since around 2005 on new macs also on mac os x in the applications folder is a application called image capture you can simply open either of them then plug the camera in and it should be ready for import although on the older iphoto it could take a minute also in iphoto if you select the iphoto drop down menu at the top left of the screen and select preferences or press the "apple" and "," key at the same time (that will also open the preference window) select the general tab at the top left and look near the bottom where it says "connecting camera opens" in the drop down box next to it select iphoto then close the window with the little red ball at the upper left and you should be all set
But if all else fails you can download the software here http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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You should be able to open iPhoto and then connect your camera via an USB cable and see your pictures in iPhoto.

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