Canon SD70IS USB zoombrowser camerawindow = camera not detected
Updated drivers, uninstalled/reinstalled software... low level formated memory stick... when I plug the (brand new) camera in I hear the "ding dong" confirmation that it's been detected but NONE of the software actually detects it. (Interestingly, my HP's built in memory stick reader does not recognize the memory stick either). I suspect one of my drivers may have been replaced during the install of an HP multifunction device (no longer used).
Instead of going crazy trying to fix this all day again I'm going fishing! Thanx for the help in advance.
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Suggestion: Remove the memory chip from the Canon and get a reader that plugs directly into your USB port on the vaio. Available online or at any computer shop or big box store. You should be able to open the photos directly from the chip. They'll be in a DCIM folder - you may have to easter-egg around a bit, or search for *.jpg
Lots faster and less frustrating than the camera's software interface.
First try uninstalling and reinstalling Zoombrowser. If that doesn't help, it's very hard to troubleshoot software problems online. But why put up with the headaches of bad software in the first place? Please see the following blog article, as it describes the use of a card reader as a much easier, faster, and less error prone way to download your photos. In fact there are several important reasons discussed in the article for using a card reader vice downloading from the camera. USB Card readers are also very inexpensive these day, with cost virtually not an issue:
Most of the issues can be solved by either reinstalling the software or by disconnecting and reconnecting the device. In this case we can close in on three solutions 1) The USB drive in the system is not functioning. Try connecting any other USB devices to the same USB port and check whether it works or not. If the other device works well then it could be a problem with the data cable or with the port in the camera (usually firewire)
2) The data cable used to transfer data might have become faulty.Try using another data cable if possible and still the same issue continues then try connecting another camera to the system and if the other camera gets detected then the problem must be with the camera.
3) Try connecting the same camera to another system and see whether the camera gets detected. If no, then the port in the camera is defective.
After this we can close in on which could be faulty. data cable / Computer / Camera.
I had same problem: ZoomBrowser had been working fine on XP sp2, but today I found it could no longer detect the camera. My guess is some operating system patch caused it to stop working. I finally got it working again by doing the following:
1) Go to http://software.canon-europe.com/ , select Powershot G1 as the product, and get the list of available updates.
2) Download and install the latest version of ZoomBrowser (6.0.1).
3) Download and (re-)install the USB driver ( Canon Digital Camera WIA Driver 3.9.1). It will probably tell you it's already installed, but continue with the install anyway. It will also warn you that the driver isn't certified for XP, but ignore that and continue.
4) Reconnect the camera to the USB port on the computer and put it into upload mode. *Now* a window should pop up with a selection of programs you can launch, including ZoomBrowser. Yay!