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I have transferred pictures from my nikon to my computer before. I plugged the usb cord from camera to computer and nothing is happening

Could it be the usb cord needs replacing

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After transfering from the memory card to the computer, it is adviceable to format it when it is back in the camera.

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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 management program, such as Nikon Transfer or Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

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  • Bart Pulverman Jun 01, 2014

    1) My department has three L810's in use all day every day. We always download via the USB cable and never have problems running down the battery. Although I always use the card reader in my iMac, for my Nikon D3 and D800 for other reasons, using the USB cable should work fine.

  • Bart Pulverman Jun 01, 2014

    2) I don't know if you are using a PC or a Mac, but the first thing you should do is to see if the computer is recognizing that your camera is connected by going into Finder on a Mac and looking at the Devices list to see if your camera is listed. On a PC, check Explorer. If the computer sees your camera, try either manually opening View NX 2 (the Nikon software that came with your camera) and accessing your camera from there or click on your camera in Devices on the Mac or My Computer on a PC. If your computer does not see your camera, try a new cable. In any case, make sure your batteries are charged. Again, downloading does not use so much battery power that it should be an issue.

  • Bart Pulverman Jun 01, 2014

    3) If you open the camera's file through Devices (Mac) or My Computer (PC), simply make a folder for the pictures on your desktop or somewhere on your hard drive and copy and paste the pictures from the camera to the folder. Also, make sure you make a backup copy on another hard drive or device before you erase and reformat the SDSC card in your camera.

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