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Canon 7D mini USB port question

 
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Sep 13, 2011 09:32 |  #1

I noticed that on my 7D, when I plug the mini USB cable in to download photos, it's not very tight. Not loose, but not as tight as all my other equipment. In general I use a card reader, but sometimes, in a pinch I have to use the camera's port.

Is there a way to tighten a mini USB port? I just worry that with time it may get really loose.

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Sep 13, 2011 09:36 |  #2

No way to tighten it that I'm aware of, it's not made to be adjustable. You might be able to use some needle nose pliers and make it tighter, but I'd be careful. Mine is snug, maybe yours got bent when someone picked the camera up with the cord plugged into it.




  
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Sep 13, 2011 10:11 |  #3

rick_reno wrote in post #13095942 (external link)
No way to tighten it that I'm aware of, it's not made to be adjustable. You might be able to use some needle nose pliers and make it tighter, but I'd be careful. Mine is snug, maybe yours got bent when someone picked the camera up with the cord plugged into it.

It's not loose to the point where it just falls out, but it's not very snug. I was looking at the port specs and it looks like there may be a tiny tab on the top that is supposed to put some pressure. I'll see if I can carefully adjust it with a tiny screwdriver to put a bit more pressure.

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Sep 13, 2011 11:08 as a reply to  @ post 13096143 |  #4

I know it doesn't really address your issue but I use a card reader instead of hooking the camera up to the computer. It's much quicker than transferring from the camera.


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Sep 13, 2011 11:59 as a reply to  @ yourdoinitwrong's post |  #5

Don't try tightening the USB plug...you are just asking for trouble. If your 7D is still under warranty, just return it.


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Sep 13, 2011 12:58 |  #6

I'd try a new cable before anything else. I found that to be the problem with other USB connected devices.




  
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Sep 13, 2011 13:13 as a reply to  @ ashforth's post |  #7

Mine is quite snug; however I always use the card reader port on my PC,
it is way faster.


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Sep 13, 2011 13:17 |  #8

I agree with trying a different cable. More often then not its the cable with a bad connector.


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Sep 13, 2011 13:30 |  #9

I got tired of plugging in the camera and just got a card reader.


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Sep 13, 2011 13:36 |  #10

The usb plug loosens as it gets used. Mine did but when I use another usb lead, its snug.


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Sep 13, 2011 14:38 as a reply to  @ strobe monkey's post |  #11

I tried different cables. All the same.

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Sep 13, 2011 15:30 |  #12

why use a $1600 camera as a card reader when you can buy one for 10 bucks.
OK so I paid 19 for mine "verbatim" ....pretty nice I use it to travel.
Otherwise I installed an internal reader in one of the 4" bay blanks on the front.
took minutes to do. The internal was less than 20 bucks and looks cool in the computer.


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Sep 13, 2011 17:03 |  #13

I've always used a USB lead on mine and my 350D before that, provided it's inserted with care I haven't noticed any problem or loosening.


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Sep 13, 2011 21:08 |  #14

artyman wrote in post #13098160 (external link)
I've always used a USB lead on mine and my 350D before that, provided it's inserted with care I haven't noticed any problem or loosening.

Me too, I don't like pulling and inserting the card - too many opportunities for a bent pin.




  
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Sep 13, 2011 21:19 |  #15

Does no one read the OP? Rob states he uses a reader most of the time. Doesn't need to buy another.

Rob, I'm with PureBrad, messing with it is asking for more trouble. A little looseness isn't going to hurt anything as long as it's staying in and transfers data without issue. I would just leave it. Or maybe try another cable. Sometimes it is the cable.


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