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F505 USB driver problems

My F505 just arrived, the camera works great, I love it, but ... I CAN NOT GET THE USB WORKING. I followed the instructions to the letter, and the drivers do install successfully (I think). There is no new drive assigned to the camera as the manual shows. My computer is a new Dell, so the problem is not with the computer. Can anyone help? Has anyone had anything like this happen? I can get the serial transfer working, but the 16 MB Memory Stick takes forever to load. Please help me. I have tried to contact Sony, but it seems I would have a better chance if I just yelled really loud out my window. Thank You, Geary Beyler

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Re: F505 USB driver problems

If you have the factory load on the computer, that could be part of the problem. The factory loads on systems are usually not done in a way you would normally load them, and make the system run slower also. That's usually the first thing I do when I get a new system... reload it. Another thing is... have you used USB devices on the system previously? Some manufacturer's(for whatever reason) ship the systems with USB disabled in the Cmos settings. Windows will install the drivers and stuff for it, but it won't work without being enabled in the systems setup.

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Re: F505 USB driver problems

I don't know if I'll be much help, but I own a Dell also. I have an older Dell, it's a Pentium II 300 XPSD3000. When I first installed the driver, it recognized the camera and I was able to copy the images off of it. But when I unplugged the USB cable, or turn the camera off, my computer froze. After trying everything, I resorted to fromatting my drive and reinstalled Windows 98. Everything works great now! No more freezing after I remove the USB cable, or turn the camera off. I also use a Dell at work. It's a Pentium II 450 and it seems to work fine with the camera. I'm not suggesting you format your hard drive and start over, but if it's your last resort, you might want to try it. Get some help if you're uneasy about doing it. First you should try these steps though: 1. Remove the USB drivers you had previously installed. 2. Take at least one picture with your camera. 3. Connect the USB cable to the computer and your camera (with the camera turned off). 4. Put the driver cd in the cd-rom and turn the camera on. The computer should detect a new device and ask for drivers.

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