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USB Connection issues

I connect my camera to the computer with the USB, turn on the camera and it says USB initializing. Nothing ever comes up on my computer. It has always worked even yesterday. I went to upload photos today and this happened. Any help would be great!!!

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  • timcavan Aug 08, 2008

    I have the same problem and have tried multiple computers and many different scenarios. I am sure it is the camera.

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Try your camera on another computer. This will illiminate any issues with the camera's USB port, or its set-up.

I would think you tried other USB ports on the computer.

Another thing to look at is in the set-up of the camera, that the USB port from the camera is set to work as a vertual drive if this is what you want.

If you are using the camera with its own computer software utility and using it as an intergal operation with its software, there may be a set-up issue with the software, or there may be some corruption in the software installation. This can also be a corrupted driver.

An easy way to get the photos out of any camera is to invest in a USB card reader that is compatible to the memory card in the camera. You can remove the card from the camera and put it in to the reader to download the pictures to the computer. The card would appear as a vertual disk on the computer.

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  1. Turn on the camera.
  2. Insert the recording media containing the pictures into the camera.
  3. Depending on your camera, set the USB Connection or Transfer mode setting in the menu to the Mass Storage , Normal , or PTP .
  4. Use the USB cable supplied with the camera to connect the camera to the computer. IMPORTANT:
    • Connection through a USB hub or other USB device -- such as a printer or keyboard -- is not supported and cannot be guaranteed. Connect the camera directly to a USB port on the computer.
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    • When the camera connection is established, an AutoPlay window will appear.

  5. In the AutoPlay window, click Import pictures .
  6. In the Importing Pictures and Videos window, click the Import button. NOTE: After the pictures have been imported, the Windows Photo Gallery window will appear and display thumbnails of the imported images.
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