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How can I increase battery life?
Transferring images from the camera to the computer requires a lot of battery power. It is recommended to use the AC adapter when transferring pictures to conserve battery life. If not using the AC adapter, make sure your batteries are fully charged and use the highest possible serial speed when connecting the camera to the computer. After transferring your images remember to shut off the camera, otherwise the camera will remain "awake" and will continue to wear down the batteries.
The LCD display also uses much battery power and should be used sparingly when trying to conserve power usage.
Battery life can be improved by using AA sized lithium batteries, rechargeable AA Ni-Cad batteries, or rechargeable AA Ni-MH batteries instead of AA sized alkaline batteries.
Can I get the software on floppies?
A CD-ROM would initially be required to create floppy installation disks. This option will require 6 disks for Windows 3.x, 9 for Win 95, 98 and NT or 8 disks for a Mac installation.
What else can I do with CompactFlash
You can copy images to a CompactFlash card from the camera's internal memory or copy images from the CompactFlash card to the camera's memory. Also, if you have a PCMCIA adapter and a computer with a Type II PCMCIA slot, you can access images stored on a CompactFlash card directly from your computer.
My images appear blurry.
Make sure the camera is steady when taking a picture, try using a tripod or setting the camera on a level steady surface. You can also try setting the camera to macro mode.
My computer only has a 25 pin serial port
If you only have a 25 pin serial port available, you can use a 9 pin - 25 pin adapter to connect the serial cable from the camera to the computer. Another option is to add an addition serial interface card to one of your card slots. These should be available at local computer stores.
Download all images into your computer that you want to save, put the card into it's adapter, then place it in a computer with a type II PCMCIA socket and run a DOS format command. After reformatting, the card will have 16MB available.
Setting up the camera on my Gateway computer
Your PC serial port is possibly not setup properly causing it to not recognize the camera. Gateway has information concerning their special COM A port on some model computers and how to set it up properly for external devices.
Basically, you need to hit F1 at boot to enter the BIOS setup utility. Go to Advanced / Peripheral Configuration / Serial Port 2 then hit Enter. Then Disable.
Go to Serial Port 1 Address and hit Enter. Change it to Com 2 (2F8h). Save the settings and exit. After Windows 95 boots, go to Control Panel / System / Device Manager / Ports and delete the serial port 2 with the (!) -- exclamation mark.
Go back to Ports and select Properties for Com 2 / Port Settings and change the speed to 38400. Now go into Easy Photo...select Com2, and set the speed to 38400.
Test the camera by downloading the snapshots.
How are images stored in the camera?
images are stored in either internal flash memory or optional removable, reusable CompactFlash cards. Providing both internal and removable storage offers users maximum storage flexibility. Internal camera memory ensures that the camera is always ready to capture pictures, even if the optional memory cards have been misplaced, lost or damaged. Optional storage cards enable users to expand storage capacity according to their usage needs. Since the pictures are stored in flash memory chips, pictures can be retained for up to one year without power.
How do I change the language?
You may need to repeat the following steps until the correct language setting is found. Instructions are in your User's Manual:
1. Slide the screen switch to PLAYBACK.
2. You will see a message asking you to select your language.
3. Press the SELECT button to see the language setting menu.
4. Press the SELECT button until ENGLISH is highlighted.
5. Press the BACK button to save your selection.
6. Slide the screen switch OFF.
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