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It won't connect with my Mac os x 10.4.11 I downloaded the disc provided. The screen says no camera found the usb cable works it was fine with my mac desktop

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  • berylwthorpe Feb 04, 2010

    If ultimately I have to do that I will.


    But the camera is fine with my husband's laptop-also a Mac-


    Is there a setting somewhere on the Mac/i photo I can check?





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Look I hear this complaint about MAC all the time and this is what I advise, instead of frustrating yourself trying to do a direct download from the camera just buy a memory card reader on ebay, they are very cheap, in many cases less than $5.00 USD, they just just plug into a USB port and the memory card from camera is plugged into the reader, it is very quick to do downloads, faster than using the camera software which doesn't work in your case and is a common issue with MAC PC's here is a link to a multi format card memory reader on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/23-IN-1-USB-2-0-MEMORY-CARD-READER-FOR-CF-MS-XD-SD_W0QQitemZ220488926354QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC_Drives_Storage_Internal?hash=item33562a0492

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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    yadayada Feb 04, 2010

    go to the Apple Mac web site and email there support for help, emailing support is free, they may be able to direct you to a software patch to make it work, but the card reader is the easiest way, I have had 5 digital cameras and that is how i download, the reader does much faster downloads than the camera software, that is a big advantage to me.

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Latinlord_17,
Are you sure the camera is on and charged while it is connected to the computer?
If not, you may need to charge the device via a power adapter to ensure a better experience.
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