Hi - I have a problem with my Olympus C-3000. I have the USB drivers installed - when i plug the camera in with the USB cable, I get the icon in my system tray that shows a connected hardware device - when I double click on that, it says "Olympus Digital Camera". Here is the problem: I can't get anything off the camera. I've heard that you have to have the camedia software - is this true? there HAS to be some way around it! I have a brand new 128 MB smart card in it. The camera doesn't show up as an extra drive or anything, there is no way to browse the camera for the pictures. I am using WIN XP, I've tried downloader, cam2pc, and neither of them detected my camera properly. I don't want the Camedia software, and I bought this camera used (without the software). There has to be some program, some XP tweak for a WIA driver, or something I can use to explore the camera and get the pics off the smart card...any ideas?
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Re: C-3000 RETRIVAL - any ideas?
Not sure about this one. From your description it sounds like your autoplay isn't working as it should but even if that was the case the camera should show up as an extra drive. Fixing the autoplay is no problem. If you pm me with your Email address I can send you the patch that fixes it.
With windows Xp when you connect any media to the PC including a blank CDR the autoplay should bring up a box asking what you want to do with it. If it doesn't then the Autoplay is either off or needs fixing.
Do you have XP service pack 1 or 2 or no service pack at all. Quite often upgrading to service pack 2 can mess with the autoplay feature. If you don't have either service pack then now would be a good time to update. Just installing the service pack can often fix numerous problems.
To check which service pack you have just right click on the My Computer icon and select properties. Then look under where it reads System to see if you have any service pack.
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When you connect the camera to your computer with a usb cable if you click on 'start' at the bottom left of your screen and the click 'my computer' .
The window that opens will show all the drives connected to you computer eg your hard drive (usually c: ) and your cd/dvd . If you open the other drives one will have all the pictures in .
Then just select them all by selecting 'edit' then 'select all' at the top left of the open window and then click 'edit' and 'cut '.
If you then open My documents and open the folder 'my pictures' ,then click 'edit' and then 'paste' at the top left of the window all your pictures will be copied to that folder.
Just to make it easier the camera will have come with a cd ,if you put that in the cd drive it will offer to install software ,if you accept and install it every time you plug the camera into the computer it will start the program and copy the pictures automatically.
You will need to source the correct software so as to connect the camera to the PC. If it is for transfering photos use the card reader directly to be put into the PC and transferred.
Try to log on to the official website and post a query
The section: [Manufacturer] ;%MfgNikon%=ModelsNikon ;%MfgEpson%=ModelsEpson remove this semicolon=>;%MfgOlympus%=ModelsOlympus
Must become: [Manufacturer] ;%MfgNikon%=ModelsNikon ;%MfgEpson%=ModelsEpson %MfgOlympus%=ModelsOlympus
The section: [ModelsOlympus] remove this semicolon=>;%USB\VID_07B4&PID_0100.Device%=Olympus, USB\VID_07B4&PID_0100 must become: [ModelsOlympus] %USB\VID_07B4&PID_0100.Device%=Olympus, USB\VID_07B4&PID_0100
After this, if you have already the Olympus C-xxxx in your Device Manager, uninstall it and run again the new hardware wizard. Let Windows XP find the correct driver. Windows will attempt to frighten you with a catastrophe prophecy. Just ignore it and go on (it works perfectly). You're done. Now your Windows XP will see your Olympus C-XXXX Zoom without any additional software.
I'm assuming a Windows Machine (98 or 2000),
and that you have (known to be) working USB ports.
Boot your computer. Plug the computer end of the USB
cable directly into the computer USB port (not a hub).
Turn off the camera. Plug the camera end of the USB
cable into the 3000. Then turn on the 3000.
Windows should recognize new hardware.
When Windows asks about drivers for the new hardware,
direct it to your Camedia CD.
Probably directory \USB\Win98 (or 2000) or something
Windows should then load the driver automatically.
I *don't* think the 3000 will show up as a Drive device in
My Computer. I think only the 2040/3040/E10 models will.
But, Camedia should see it now. Toward the left-hand
side (center) of the Camedia screen you should see a
camera icon. Click it and it should open directories, drill
down till your pix appear as thumbnail images.
If Camedia says it can't find the camera, select
Edit/Options/Download from the Camedia menu and
ensure that USB is the selected choice.