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Old Oct 22, 2004, 10:47 AM   #1
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as the title says my s4 i could switch it off when it was connected to the usb port on the pc. now with my 410r i cant switch it off. i have to pull the cable let the camera return to it selected mode and then switch it off. no big deal i just thought it was a bit strange. maybe it will be fixed on my new one that i hope will be here wednesday!


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Old Oct 24, 2004, 2:24 PM   #2
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FIXED! FIXED! On your new one

No! It was designed like that because ..... errr ....... because ........errr ...... it allows you to ....... err .....no, it's a safety featu..... errr ........... Oh Bo**ocks ..... I don't know! :lol:

If it's any consolation mine is the same! As you say no big deal ...especially as I prefer a card reader.

I can confer with a 3rd party to see if his is the same,if required

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Old Oct 25, 2004, 4:14 AM   #3
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i hope they fix it.

i havea very small pc (shuttle sn85g4) that did come witha card reader, but i removed the card reader so i could put a second hard disk in. (i now have 2 x 400gb )

because of this (and me being too tight to buy one or being able to find one small enough that i can mod the pc to fit it in) i use the camera. it would be nice just to transfer the pics switch off... switch back on when you want to to download more etc etc

maybe i should suggest it? by the way do kyocera offer firmware updates?
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Old Oct 26, 2004, 8:04 AM   #4
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i don't speak german well (nor english but i think this
site http://www.digitalkamera.de/Info/News/22/51.htm tells that there is the possibility of the upgrade.

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Old Oct 26, 2004, 10:02 AM   #5
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well i cant speak hungarian or german so you are far better than me! google only will translate some of the article so i cant get to the bit that may suggest this fact. can anyone do a translation?


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Old Oct 26, 2004, 10:59 AM   #6
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Hope i can clarify this for you...

If you are referring to the left gray colomn it only states that
firmware update is possible.. Not that they are available nor
does the article suggest that there will be one available..
A quick check on the german kyocera website ... there isa link
referring to firmware, but unfortunately none available..

I really do hope that they will release a firmware that adds raw
support and fix this power off function.

I do experience the a somewhat similar problem with the power off
oncethe camera is connected to the computer everything is fine..
When removed with uplug/eject hardware the connection is disabled
but the camera stays in 'pc mode' unplugging the usb cable did not
change the state and the camera could not be turned off nor could i switch
it to an other mode... Only option -> remove batteries.. immediately
bought a card reader this works better anyway..


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Old Oct 27, 2004, 12:14 PM   #7
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Yep i too use a card reader as i dont want all that hastle some you guys are talking bout
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Old Oct 29, 2004, 5:10 PM   #8
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Cameras by other manufacturers also insists on having the LCD screen on etc when plugged to the computer via USB. I hate card readers with a passion and I'm sure the feeling's mutual - everytime I use it, I always manage to corrupt some files (and yes, I know the precautions about inserting/removing cards whilst being accessed). I had a couple of aerial wideanglesphotos of the Grand Canyon going missing'cos of this.:roll:

It is a little strange when USB could provide the power to the camera to receive data from memory but then again I suppose if that was available, a given camera would be a little more expensive... :whack:
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