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Re: What are the computer requirements for my camera?

With some specific exceptions, PENTAX digital camera products are compatible with Windows 98 or later and MacOS 8.6 or later. If you use an operating system that is incompatible with your PENTAX digital camera, you may still be able to download your pictures. Since most of our digital products use a memory card such as Compactflash™, Secure Digital™, etc., you can obtain a reader (sold separately) for your memory card. Then, instead of connecting the camera to the computer, you can eject your memory card from the camera an insert it directly into your card reader. You simply will need to shop around for a card reader that is compatible with the operating system you use. Some computers have the capability of automatically recognizing PENTAX digital cameras, and some do not. Depending on what type of computer you have and the OS you work with, you may need to download the appropriate driver from the CD-ROM that accompanied your camera or download from the PENTAX web site. Driver firmware updates, and other information can be downloaded in our technical updates section. 5. How do I connect my PENTAX digital camera to my computer? PENTAX has prepared several special on-line "Getting Started" sections for each of its individual digital products. This information is available in our Learning Studio and they contain step-by-step instructions (complete with examples and visuals) to assist you in getting your digital camera up and running with your computer. Here you will learn the following: How do I install the drivers on my computer? How do I properly connect my camera to the computer? How do I install the other software programs that were included on the CD-ROM that came with my camera? How do I uninstall the drivers from my computer?

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I'm glad to provide the instructions to connect the Camera to the Computer. In order to connect the Camera to the Computer using A/V interface, the Computer should require an A/V capture card. If your computer have the A/V capture card, you can connect the Camera to the Computer using the A/V cable supplied with the Camera.
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I understand that you wish to transfer images from the Camera to the Computer. Please connect the Camera to the computer.
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  • For Macintosh, the drive will display on the desktop. You can open it to copy the required images.
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When I plug cable from camera to USB computer connection, nothing happens!

Not enough information. The transferring of files requires a sequence of functions to happen before the pictures will transfer to the computer. You will need the camera software installed on the computer. The camera sequence for transfer and each camera is different, some just need you to turn the camera on after connecting the USB cable while others require you press the "Playback" button to transfer files. Depending on the camera software installed on a computer they "normally" download to a file folder then the pictures can be opened in the software programing.

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I understand that you're able to view the old photos in the Camera by connecting it to the Computer.
In that case, you can delete the unwanted photos from the Camera after connecting the Camera to the Computer.
I hope it will resolve the issue. If you're still not getting enough space in the Memory on the Camera, you may transfer the new required images to a folder in the Computer and then format the Memory of the Camera.
Once you format the Camera, the memory on the Camera free up and you can copy the required new images back to the DCIM folder in the Camera.
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Check its contents first to make sure that you have the right drive.
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Very good move to switch to rechargeable batteries, this camera swallow expensive regular batteries in a very short period of time.
Your camera is not receiving the energy from the batteries. Connecting it to the computer does not make any change as power is required from the batteries to communicate with the computer.
The problem with your camera could be a simple issue or a really bad condition.
I the first case, if you are able to open it, look for the connectors to the batteries. There could be a missing connection (may require some simple soldering). Check voltage and continuity with a voltmeter.
If there int any problem there, then you have a mayor issue in your camera and requires for you to decide from have it repaired at a camera shop, or on the other hand, to replace the camera.

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