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Bad USB conection?

Hey there,

 

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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  • Doris 007 Mar 09, 2008

    Thanks racer, the actual USB connection point failed and was loose - a hardware issue. I was curious to know if anyone else had the same issue. It has been over 6 weeks since I had my camera and I miss it heaps....

  • Doris 007 Mar 09, 2008

    Halotheracer.... my first log was in reply to someone elses comment - I don't know how to edit it so that the issues are separate. Thanks for the followup



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Make sure you K100D's Transfer Mode is set to "PC"!!!

In the K100D's "Menu" under "Set-up" there is a setting for "Transfer Mode".

This setting tells the K100D how to configure it's USB connector.

There are three settings.

PC
Pictbridge
PC F

PC is what you use to get the K100D to communicate with your PC.

Pictbridge is what you use when you hook up the K100D to an inkjet printer (with Pictbridge capability) to print pictures directly from the camera.

PC F - I don't know. Never used it.

Take care & Happy Imaging!
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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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    halotheracer Mar 09, 2008

    On your first post, you said "the computer doesn´t recognize that anything is plugged in". As I understand that all your USB ports are down (I have 6 USB ports on my computer, I guess you have at least 4), since this pointed rather a software problem but on your second post you said your USB connection point failed/loose.
    At the camera side or the computer side?
    If the camera side is loose, maybe you can try another USB connection cable to solve this.
    Reminder: K100D uses one side "micro" one side "A-Type plug" USB cable.
    Good luck.

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