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Getting Pictures Off My Camera and Onto My Computer

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A couple weeks ago I got a new digital camera, a Nikon Coolpix P80. I tested it out taking pictures and transfering them to my computer, and everything worked fine. However, this last weekend I took a bunch of pictures and when i tried to get them onto my laptop I couldn't do it. The prompt that comes up asking which program I would like use to retrieve the pictures shows up but no longer provides any of the options. My desktop does recognize that i have a camera connected to my computer, but when i try to retrieve the photos that way, i get a message saying something about making sure the camera is properly connected and is turned on. I tried another photo program and i got a stranger message--

“Unable to activate the TWAIN source. Make sure the selected source hardware and software are properly installed.”

But what's even stranger is that when I removed the memory card from my computer and took a few pics using only the camera's memory and tried transfering them onto my computer, everything went fine, no problems at all.

So is there anything I can do to fix this problem?

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  • janetjam77 Jul 02, 2008

    Download help needed.


    When I first downloaded pictures from my new Sony Cybershot
    Digital DSCW55, an option menu displayed allowing me to remove the pictures
    from the camera (with a memory stick pro duo 2gb). This time, only the second
    time I have attempted a download, no access menu displays on my camera, and the
    pictures will copy to a file on my computer, but no menu appears allowing me to
    erase the pics off the cameras memory card. No directions are given in the
    cameras manual. Thanks




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It sound like you have a problem with your memory card.
But I would try buying a card reader as well. Whether it turns out to be the card or not.
there are alot things that can go wrong when trying to use your camera to transfer the images instead of a card reader. a card reader shouldn't cost you more than 20 dollars.
It will also make transferring your images faster.
in the camera when you hit the review button do the images show up on the lcd screen of the camera?


Hope that works,
Caleb

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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SOURCE: My Nikon CoolPix P80 won't power on when you press

did you make sure the baterie is in right and has a charge on it. and make sure you have the lcd on. if it still wont power look in the user guide on page 141 http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/coolpix/P80_EN.pdf and see if that information may help u out

Posted on Jan 03, 2010

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SOURCE: Nikon Coolpix p80 blacked out, rounded corners

Have you attached some sort of lens shade to the front of the lens? The vibration might have something to do with the shake reduction system but I can't be sure. It certainly shouldn't vibrate heavily. You might get a better answer if you e-mail the tech guys at the support section of the Nikon website.

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

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SOURCE: i dont know how to download the pictures from my

You can take the sd or mmc card out of the camera. If you hava a cardreader in your laptop/pc, you can put in the memory card and copy the photo's on your laptop/pc. if you dont have a card reader, most of the times, you will get an usb cable with your camera. With that cable you can hook up your camera to you laptop/pc.

I hope this was helpful.

Posted on Apr 19, 2010

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SOURCE: COOLPIX P80 Digital Camera: my nikon camera's lens is stuck...

The lens of the camera can be retracted by mechanical means driven by gears thus sometimes likely to become misaligned or jammed. Please do not attempt to force or push the lense as it might cause serious damage, the best thing to do is to have it fixed by your authorized local repair shop and have the mechanical components checked.

Posted on Jun 24, 2010

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SOURCE: Receiving lens error msg on Nikon Coolpix P80. The

Hello

The problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair center for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Regards
Andrea

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

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Hi. I'm trying to transfer pictures from my Nikon Coolpix P80 onto my Mac. Could you walk me through the steps? I no longer have the manual. Thanks.


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 iPhoto or Nikon Transfer or any other photo cataloging program.

You can download the current versions of all (free) Nikon software from
http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61

You can download the manual from
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Hi

The problem with you Nikon Coolpix P80 needs to be narrowed down as it could be down to few issues.

  1. Faulty USB Cable - Can only narrow this down by trying the other solutions below
  2. Faulty USB port on computer - try another port or another computer?
  3. Static build up on the USB port. Switch the computer off AND unplug it from the mains. Leave it like this for 30 minutes to allow any static to disipate.
  4. Corrupt memory card - If you have a card reader you could try and read the card from the reader. DO NOT FORMAT THE CARD IF YOU HAVE DATA ON IT YOU WISH TO RETRIEVE. If required you may need to format the card in a PC and then place it back into the camera and format it in the camera.
Hope the suggestions help.

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I dont know how to download the pictures from my camera which is a p80 nikon coolpix onto my computer. please help


If the camera uses a memory card things are simple ..just insert the camera with the usb cable and the pc will see the card like a removable device into my computer folder...from its folder you can actually copy /paste the picture in the computer ..
if not..you need a driver ..(probably you have one that came on a cd with the camera) just install the driver and the computer will communicate with the camera
after that either will see it into the my computer folder...or use a manager for picture to import from device ...use windows picture manager ..or the manager that usually came on the driver cd ..or just any other manager ...
Coose the import from device feature ...select the pictures and the folder (follow instructions) and download them ...be careful cause some of them have option to delete the picture after download and you may not want this...

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Oh, I had I this problem last week. My drivers were outdated and I used this software:

http://www.windowsdriverhelp.com/landing/driver/wdh/driver.php?key=nikon p80

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