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Usb downloading connector

The connection for plugging in the usb cable is very wobbly and doesnot work. I have to use an external downloader for getting my photos onto the pc. Can I take apart the camera to get to the plug to repair or tighten to fix it? How do I do it?

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  • juleen clarke Mar 20, 2006

    will it affect anything else on the camera ?

  • jouko Oct 14, 2008

    I have also similar problem during 2 years.

    I brought the the Nikon 4500 camera to reparator in my home country Finland.

    He told that the connector is very small and difficult to mold back.

    He thougt that its's also cheaper to buy a separate card reader for data loads.

    I bought an USB card loader with 20 Euros from net shop.

    When I now need to transfer pictures to my PC, then I must take the SC memory card of the camera and put it into card reader.

    It's working although I would more like transfer the pictures via cable without taking the card away from the camera.

    Yours Jouko



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The best way to get images into your computer is by an external USB card reader. they are quite cheap and save a lot of wear and tear on the batteries of the camera

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Due to their size digital cameras are very delicate, and it's components are very small. from this reason, opening the camera and messing with one part of it, can easily create greater damage if you are not careful enough or not 100% sure of what you are doing. if you are sure that the problem is an outcome of loose connection, and you have a clue about taking electric devices apart, i think it shouldn't be to complicated to tighten up some random screw, but on the other hand i dont know this specific model so i cannot tell you with 100% certinty. anyways, taking this to repair should cost you next to nothing, in case this is the problem, and if problem is somewhere else, i doubt if you can take care of it by yourself, so unless you are handy with these kind of stuff, you got nothing to gain by fixing it by yourself.

Posted on Mar 20, 2006


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