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Old Aug 2, 2003, 2:39 PM   #1
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Default Minolta Dimage 7 not recognized by Win XP Pro

I just got a used Dimage 7 & installed the viewer program from the CD. I try to download camera images via the USB cable, but the computer doesn't seem to recognize the device. I get no chimes (signaling a USB device recognition) when I plug in the camera, and when I set the camera to data-transfer, I get the USB screen, select USB, select "enter," and get the "Initializing USB connection" message, but nothing happens. In about 5 seconds, the Dimage's screen goes black, and Windows explorer recognizes no new drive.

What am I missing here? The camera has plenty of juice (I'm using an AC adapter while doing this), the USB cable is definitely connected to a live port directly on the computer, and the camera software seems to be doing what it should. I tried also to install the Win 98 driver included on the CD, but Win XP wouldn't even recognize it through the "add camera" wizard.

I could go buy a compact flash card reader and dispense with the camera's connection completely, but I'd prefer to avoid spending the extra $40 if possible.

My Minolta CD software version is 1.0. When I tried downloads from Minolta, I see nothing that looks promising.

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Old Aug 2, 2003, 2:45 PM   #2
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refer to the alternate method of image download. a CF card reader. works good lasts long time. then you can work from there.
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