I have had my powerbook for two months and have imported over 200 pictures from my Pentax Optio 5i, 4 days ago I connected my camera to the laptop and nothing happened. I searched the iphoto help menu and did the following:
-Swithced USB ports on computer
-Refered to camera owners manual and made sure it was in the corret mode and made sure sleep mode is not a factor
-looked at iphoto website for compatible cameras and pentax did not show up, however I was able to download photos for almost two months
Any ideas why my laptop a week ago recognized my digital camera and now it doesn't?
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Re: Powerbook no longer recognizes my digital camera
The easiest thing to do is to first back up your photos, then trash your current copy of iPhoto. Then reinstall iPhoto from you Install disc. Then
go to Apple's website and get the latest updates for iPhoto
Reboot, and don't forget to repair your disk permissions!.
That should put you back in business!
My guess is that your current app may be corrupted and installing a fresh copy will fix that right away!
And remember to do a permissions repair every week or so. This will help you keep your Mac running smoothly.
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There are to modes on all digital cameras. The camera mode where you take pictures with it and the admin mode where you see these pictures and configure the settings etc. Please put the camera in Admin mode and then connect to the computer. It will be recognized.
Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.
It is not likely that camera drop damage will be covered under warranty.
But it never hurts to ask.
Regardless, you will need to contact Pentax about repairs.
Repair location information should be in the documentation that came with the camera.
Their website shows service centers:
Camera drops are not uncommon.
Sorry to hear yours was damaged.