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Old Jun 3, 2005, 2:04 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Would appreciate any input as I have tried connecting the camera to 2 different comps [each running win xp sp2,usb 2.0 etc]

-on the first comp i get a msg stating --"POWER SURGE ON USB HUB" & the machine doesn't show the new drive

-on the 2nd machine the USB connection is not detected.

Any one else facing the same problem??

Got myself an AC adaptor but still not working on the 2nd machine.

Downloaded my pic by borrowing a card reader.[do i need to invest in one; if so any suggestions?]

So if any one has any idea on how to solve my problem--- PLS help

DO u think the camera is faulty as I am extremely happy with its performance so far[other than the download issue]

thanks

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Old Jun 5, 2005, 6:46 PM   #2
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Just a reminder - have you set Transfer Mode (located in set-up) to PC? And yes, IMHO card reader heaps more convenient and send you back maximum on 20 lousy bucks
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Old Jun 5, 2005, 11:29 PM   #3
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Just curious, in transfer mode it has 3 options - PC, pict-bridge and PC-F.

Obviously pict bridge is to print to a printer, but what is PC-F for? I cant see anything about it in the manual.

Also, it should be set to PC by default. Try it on another USB port/another computer, if it works on either Id take your motherboard back under warranty.
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Old Jun 5, 2005, 11:52 PM   #4
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hi KSV& errno_gmm


thanks for your input

My transfer settings are already on 'PC'.

I think PC-F is for USB 1.1 [can't confirm] & PC for USB 2.0

I have tried both settings[on 2 comps] --but no luck!

Just wondering if it could be a problem with the camera??

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Old Jun 6, 2005, 12:12 AM   #5
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It is difficult to believe that USB chip in camera is faulty - they working for ages even in mice - but as with any electronics it is possible. Another obvious hint (please do not be offended!) - are you using cable which came with camera?
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Old Jun 6, 2005, 12:43 AM   #6
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the original from the box.

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Old Jun 6, 2005, 2:03 AM   #7
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Id take the camera back. Surely the shop you got it from will have a PC there they can test it on. My first istDs body was defective, the lcd displays were all spastic, i took it back and he replaced it with one straight of the shelf. Even if they have to send it back to pentax, its better than not having a fully functional body. Not when you pay that much money for it
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thanks,

i think i'll do just that as i'm still within my warranty period.

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I have had a couple of friends that fried their digital cameras by hooking them up to a PC from feedback from the USB cable. I never hook mine up to the computer (PC or Mac) and always use a card reader, which is handier anyway.

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Old Jun 6, 2005, 4:27 PM   #10
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Wow. Modern cameras (newer than my UZI) seem to get detected ASAP even on Win 98 machines.

I'd second the card reader though. My printer has a built in, and works fine.

I have a sandisk that looks similar to an USB thumb drive. The things I like about it:

a. its small

b. It'd work on computer terminals anywhere, IOW you could take a few shots and plug card into the public computer in Munich, sending the image home in a moment.

c. It works as a thumb drive with your card.

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