27/01/2020

Pentax digital camera not connecting to Vista computer to upload pictures?

Question by j a: Pentax digital camera not connecting to Vista computer to upload pictures?
I’ve been trying to fix my dad’s computer and camera problem. He has a Pentax digital camera and when we connect it to his computer with the USB cable nothing happens… usually when a camera is connected it will prompt something to appear on the screen and then you can upload photos from the camera, but in this case nothing happens. I’ve made sure the camera is ON and in playback mode. The USB cable seems to be OK. Also, tried different USB ports on the computer.

Anyone have any ideas?

Best answer:

Answer by keerok
Test the camera and cable in another computer. If it works, its your dad’s USB port that’s loose.

If it doesn’t, try swapping the cable. If it still doesn’t try wiggling the cable at the camera’s end. It may have a loose connection there.

If all else fails, purchase a cheap card reader from the computer shop and use that to transfer pictures form the memory card to the computer.

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