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Hello there, my camera does not work the screen says USB Mode Connecting and sits idle :( Please help me fix this .

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  • kakima Oct 01, 2010

    Have you considered NOT connecting the camera to the 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.

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Having gone over five months without a response, I assume my suggestion to use a card reader solved the problem.

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Hi, I can not tranfer images from camera to computer using a usb cord. I tried 2 different cords and 4 different computers. I do not have a card reader, so please don't ask me to go purchase a card...


Emily,

We need to rule some things out. Do the USB cables you're trying to use work on other "known to be good" devices? Do not reuse any cable(s) that doesn't work, even if new. Once you have a cable that has been proven to work, try connecting the camera to the USB port on the computer again. Make sure the camera power is OFF while connecting to the computer. Only after connecting should you turn camera power ON again. You can review the whole process starting on page 147 of the manual.

If it doesn't work, it is possible that the ports you're trying to use is either 1) defective or 2) overloaded. Try connecting to a different USB port on one of the computers. If you don't have another USB port, or if it still doesn't work as expected, remove all the devices connected to the USB ports that are not needed to operate the computer. This will lower the amount of power the computer needs to supply to USB devices (some - but not all - computers will flash a message on the screen if there's too many devices connected). Reconnect the powered off camera and try again after turning back on..

If you're still having a problem, suspicion turns to the camera's USB port. Resolving a problem within the camera will likely be the most expensive fix. It took considerable restraint, but I didn't even mention the other solution ;-)

I hope this helps & good luck! Please rate my reply - thanks.

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Before plugging into USB cord go into menu on the camera. Then scroll down to setup press, then scroll down to USB mode. Press OKAY, then click on PTP and OKAY button. Now exit out by pressing menu button until back to the LIVE CAMERA phase.

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USB Not working =S


Possibly, the cam is in webcam mode or other mode beside camera mode. I have an older sony and there is a mode that doesnt seem to work for me too. Im not next to it so I cant tell you what it is, but look into the setup screen and make sure the camera is in USB mode.

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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.

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