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Old Aug 8, 2005, 10:06 PM   #1
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I have a Canon S400 for sale, and a potential buyer who owns a 6 year old Sony VAIO laptop that has no CD drive. Can anyone suggest a way she could import photo files from the camera or from the Compact flash card?*Many thanks, Jill
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Old Aug 8, 2005, 10:24 PM   #2
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She probably has a PCMCIA slot. If she does she can use one of these: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0310/03...ardbustest.asp It retails for about $40. There are cheaper and slower units also available.


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Old Aug 8, 2005, 10:34 PM   #3
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If her laptop is 6 years old, isn't it unlikely that the PCMCIA slot will be CardBus compatible?
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If her laptop is 6 years old, isn't it unlikely that the PCMCIA slot will be CardBus compatible?
That could be the case. A regular CF adapter is slower but should work on older machines. http://www.oempcworld.com/Merchant2/...ode=CF-Adapter or maybe http://www.memorysuppliers.com/comad.html Microdrives are too thick, butthey should handle any regular CF card.

If it doesn't even have PCMCIA Type II there is a parallel reader I assume would fit the printer port: http://www.uniquephoto.com/index.php...89f27c80ff83b7
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I've used an old PCMCIA CF reader and they are very slow, but they certainly do work. And work well (just don't bend any pins when putting the CF card in.)

If it has USB (which it probably doesn't) then you could get a card reader that way. I'm not sure it would be faster than the PCMCIA reader.

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Old Aug 11, 2005, 2:04 PM   #6
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How about this for $5 shipped?

http://www.surpluscomputers.com/stor...;item=IMG10072
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