Question about Cameras
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?
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,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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
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
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.
Posted on Sep 29, 2010
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