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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2858 times:

My camera - Canon EOS Rebel Kiss 350D Digital SLR.
Problem - my ACER laptop, windows Vista OS, does not recognise the camera when connected by USB cable.
I downloaded the driver from the Canon website but still no joy. Although I am in Europe, the camera was purchased in Japan and therefore may be of different specs than European ones.
Any suggestions how to go about getting started please?

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User currently offlinedazbo5 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 2934 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

The easiest option is to use a memory card reader instead. That way, you don't need any drivers and don't need to connect the camera to your laptop. I've never bothered with drivers and just use a memory card reader, I find it simpler and there's less risk of damaging your camera if it's left on a desk with a trailing cable.

Darren



Equipment: 2x Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, 50-500 EX APO DG, Canon 24-105 f/4 L, Speedlite 430EX
User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2800 times:

Thanks. I have considered that option. I will only use it as a last resort though as I found through previous experiece that extracting and re-inistalling the card repeatedly in it's camera slot will eventually wear out some camera components and it will wear out or damage the slot and/or connections.

User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6843 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

Is the camera recognised on a desktop computer?

From experience, laptops can have problems with other devices (I'm fighting one such issue at the moment)



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

Quoting oly720man (Reply 3):
From experience, laptops can have problems with other devices (I'm fighting one such issue at the moment)

So true. I was trying to transfer some photos from my camera onto my netbook a few weeks ago and put the SD card in the slot on the netbook and the computer wanted to format the card. I ended up having to hook the camera to the netbook via the USB cable and had no issues transferring the photos then. Meanwhile, I get home, put the same SD card into the memory card slot on my PC and no issues at all. My other SD card had no issues being put into the SD slot on my netbook,


User currently offlinestevemchey From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

Quoting LMML 14/32 (Reply 2):
I found through previous experiece that extracting and re-inistalling the card repeatedly in it's camera slot will eventually wear out some camera components and it will wear out or damage the slot and/or connections

Are you serious? I have never heard of that happening before and am quite shocked that it happened to you. I am ejecting and inserting my cards several times a day. Especially during long events, I run through at least 10 cards and I have never been careful about that aspect of the camera usage.

I am also advocating the use of a card reader, particularly because I am very worried about a physical connection between my camera and my computer. Any surge to the computer has a good chance of damaging the camera as well. But then again, I might just be as paranoid about this event as you are worried about damaging the card/slot/connections.  

To get to the bottom of your issue: Could it be that your camera needs to be turned on or in a specific setting for Vista to recognize it? I used to have a point and shoot that I had to set to "review" mode (rather than shooting mode) to get the computer to recognize it.


User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

Thank you all for your advice. I have written to Canon who replied promply. I was told to change the cam to pc on camera setting to PTP instead of connection to PC. USB connection is working fine now. No driver required.

I will consider a card reader as the point raised above re the dangers of infecting the camera through a USB connection are very real and never actually crossed my mind before.

Thanks. Thank God for A.net and the wealth of knowledge thru member contribution.


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