Question about Nikon COOLPIX L20 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Coolpix L20 usb cable will not work

For Coolpix L20:
the cable to import photos from camera to computer will not work. It alternately gives "USB device drawing too much power" error message or just doesn't recognize a device.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers

The cable itself might be to blame. You should hope so, since the alternative is not good news. These cables are pretty much standard and available in any Radio Shack or Best Buy.

If that doesn't work (and you can return the cable if that's the case), I would recommend getting a cheap card reader rather than using the camera and cable to import your photos. Your camera takes SD and SD-HC cards. To be safe, you should be sure to get a card reader that can accept SD-HC cards (not all of them can).

With a card reader, it's even easier and faster to import photos. You insert your memory card into the reader, which attaches via USB on your computer, and it shows up just like a disk drive. then drag and drop your photos where you want them.
'

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to transfer photos from my coolpix L20 camera to my computer? Thanks..


There are two easy ways to transfer photos.
1) Connect via a USB cable. The cable came with your camera. If you lost it, you can buy a new one on line or from Nikon. The cable has a small plug that goes to the camera and a large end that plugs into a USB port on your computer. Once the cable is connected, turn on your camera and your computer will recognize your camera's memory card just like it recognizes an external hard drive or other device. If you go to Explorer on a PC or Finder if you have a Mac, you will see it as a device. Open the device and the folder(s) it contains then copy and paste or cut and paste the jpg files from that location to a folder on your hard drive.
2) Transfer your photos directly from your SD memory card to your computer using either your computer's SD card reader or a USB external SD card reader that you can purchase on line for $20 or less. Open the battery compartment door and you will see the end of the SD card. Remove the card from the camera by pushing it in (it is spring loaded) and releasing. It will pop out. Insert the card in your card reader and your computer will recognize the card as if it were a hard drive or similar. Follow the instructions that I gave you for transferring the files above. Both methods can be simplified if you use software such as Nikon's Transfer NX.

Oct 01, 2014 | Nikon COOLPIX L20 Digital Camera

1 Answer

My nikon coolpix L20 quit connecting to my computer..


Try it on another computer to see if the issue still happens.
-If you have a printer that is compatible with the camera try that too. (Ref user guide page 62. Second ref link)

If the issue still happens use another USB cable.

If the issue still happens with a another USB cable then the USB port on the camera may be no longer working.

Ref: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product-Archive/Compact-Digital-Cameras/26164/COOLPIX-L20.html

Ref: http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/coolpix/L20L19EN.pdf

Dec 18, 2012 | Nikon COOLPIX L20 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Nikon coolpix l20 wont connect to computer


Try it on another computer to see if the issue still happens.
-If you have a printer that is compatible with the camera try that too. (Ref user guide page 62. Second ref link)

If the issue still happens use another USB cable.

If the issue still happens with a another USB cable then the USB port on the camera may be no longer working.

Ref: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product-Archive/Compact-Digital-Cameras/26164/COOLPIX-L20.html

Ref: http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/coolpix/L20L19EN.pdf

Dec 18, 2012 | Cameras

1 Answer

Can't download images on iphoto


ALTERNATE WAY TO TRANSFER PHOTOS TO COMPUTER
If your photos are stored on the memory card, then remove the memory card from the camera and insert it into an USB memory card reader. Connect this USB memory card reader and memory card into the USB port of your working computer. Your computer will see this as an USB Mass Storage Device or an external storage device; you can then open the folder on the memory card and copy the photos to your computer. Memory card reader is a handy device and is inexpensive. You can copy photos from other cameras and you can also download photos off your memory card to someone else's computer without the need of installing any programs.

Oct 05, 2012 | Nikon COOLPIX L20 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Nikon coolpix l110 usb cable not connecting


ALTERNATE WAY TO TRANSFER PHOTOS TO COMPUTER
If your photos are stored on the memory card, then remove the memory card from the camera and insert it into an USB memory card reader. Connect this USB memory card reader and memory card into the USB port of your working computer. Your computer will see this as an USB Mass Storage Device or an external storage device; you can then open the folder on the memory card and copy the photos to your computer. Memory card reader is a handy device and is inexpensive. You can copy photos from other cameras and you can also download photos off your memory card to someone else's computer without the need of installing any programs.

Sep 08, 2012 | Nikon Coolpix L110 Digital Camera

1 Answer

When I plug in the usb cable the camera nor the computer is not recognizing it


Simple and practical solution to use a memory card reader, also preserves the USB connector of the camera for use in service.
Other try another USB cable.
Best reggards

Feb 23, 2011 | Nikon COOLPIX L20 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Hi. I got a nikon coolpix l20 digital camera. I installed all the programs (the complete cd) but when I set the usb cable to my laptop, a message appear. It said that I need a driver to recognize the...


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.

Sep 20, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX L20 Digital Camera

1 Answer

My coolpix l20 digital camera cannot connect to my computer. The usb cord is in fine condition but the computer continues to say " unable to recognize usb device it may have malfuntioned. Please try...


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 Nikon Transfer or any other photo cataloging program.

Jul 09, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX L20 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I have a problem with my coolpix l20 camera i can't transfer photos to computer when i start transfer from nikon transfer it says" connection between camera and computer was diconnected"


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 Nikon Transfer or any other photo cataloging program.

May 20, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX L20 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nikon COOLPIX L20 Digital Camera Logo

560 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

Ric Donato

Level 2 Expert

225 Answers

Are you a Nikon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...