My camera has been working fine for me, but I just tried uploading photos onto the computer and the computer doesn´t recognize that anything is plugged in. The camera is on, the cords are all connected...could it be that my USB cable has gone bad?
I have a K100D and the USB fitting failed in the first 5 months - not a major as I usually use the card reader to get photos transfered.
Camera is now at Pentax as the flash failed as well ( my 3rd pentax and the only one I have had any problem with) Pentax are insisting on fixing the problem and we will have to negotiate who pays.
Anyone else had issues with their USB on Pentax SLRs
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Re: Bad USB conection?
Hi, I assume that you are using Win.XP, - did you check; System Properties>Hardware>Device Manager Is there anything like yellow exclamation etc, especially on the USB section? - Is it BIOS USB function enabled? Maybe disabled by accidentally. - You said nothing working through USB, all ports are same? If this ocurred all of a sudden, than I think you have a software problem. I have a K100d, its been seven months now and ~6500 photo. My USB cables&fittings are fine, I always using USB port to transfer photos, no problem at all. I hope your problem will be solved in a short time. Sincerely -halotheracer-
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If your camera's driver is not installed, it will not work.
Make sure you go to the manufactures site, and download the correct driver there.
However, if your driver IS installed, then yes, your USB cord might have gotten bad.
this is a very odd problem, I have the same camera and it works fine, your best bet is to buy a usb SD memory card dongle. they are about 14 dollars, this will solve your problem with the photos, but I don't know why your camera won't work properly with the cable., have you tried it with the cable on your friends computer?
Did you try contacting Fujifilm online support? This may be because you have not registered from the new computer to whatever program you are trying to connect. If your problem is about running the software already installed, why not consider using third-part software to download, and edit your photos. picasa for example.
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.
hello, i have the same camera, the LCD is not bright i can barely see the LCD, any of you have any idea how to fix it wihtout having to send it back to warranty? i checked al the settings and they are right the LCD should be working well.
By default, Windows uses a 32bit FAT when formatting which is NOT compatible with most cameras. I'd suggest sticking to using the camera menus for formatting a card, unless the camera can't format one (then, if you must use a PC for formatting, make SURE you select FAT as the File System Type). I'd also recommending formatting again with the camera menus before using a card if you ever do need to format one with a PC.
As for your problem with the laptop seeing the card, it could be any number of things. It's more likely related to the USB drivers. Many users report intermittent problems with USB connectivity after upgrading to SP2.
A frequent solution that sometimes works is removing all devices drivers related to USB (My Computer, Properties, Hardware, Device Manager). Then, rebooting and letting Windows find and reinstall the drivers again. Sometimes, updating these drivers can work, too.
You may also be seeing a conflict between other USB devices and drivers. For example, sometimes HP Printer Monitor software conflicts with USB connectivity to other devices.
You may also want to try a different USB Port.
If all else fails, consider a Card Reader (they're very inexpensive now -- you can probably pick up a USB 2.0 card reader for around $20.00 locally). With a laptop, you may also want to consider a PCMCIA based reader.