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Ryan.
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May 29, 2008 12:32 |  #1

hi,
im not sure if this is the right place to post this but..i have a problem with my xt connecting to my computer. i installed the programs onto my computer and they installed fine but when i connect my camera to it, it says the camera is not recongized. any help?


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May 29, 2008 14:28 |  #2

buy a $15 card reader. its faster, doesn't use the cams battery, and preserves that frail little jack on the cam for USB.


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May 29, 2008 14:35 |  #3

Need way more info like OS, where you're plugging in, credit card and social numbers.. ;)


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May 29, 2008 15:15 |  #4

As ealder said. a card reader is to preform.


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Jun 03, 2008 18:58 as a reply to  @ PeterWem's post |  #5

lol ok thanks guys. but im using vista home ed. if anyone knows anything else and can help, thank you.


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Jun 03, 2008 19:10 |  #6

I had the same problem with my XT and Vista. For me, buying a USB CF card reader was the easiest solution. For what its worth, my Macbook has no problems reading the card directly from the camera. Go figure.


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Jun 03, 2008 19:14 |  #7

Try putting the camera in PC Connection mode instead of Print/PTP...


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Jun 03, 2008 20:48 |  #8

The first thing I'd suggest is check your cable. I had this problem myself as the cable I was using was actually from one of my older cameras and it was only a USB 1.0 cable. Also make sure your USB ports are actually turned on in your system BIOS as well (never hurts to double check).

If that's not it, my next suggestion would be to download the latest drivers from Canon's website...completely uninstall the old ones first and then install the new ones afterwards (do NOT try and install the new ones over the old ones!). If it's still not working I would also look for TWAIN conflicts if you have something like a scanner or another digital camera's software install on that computer. May not be a bad idea to just reinstall the USB drivers too.

Beyond that, if all else fails, try installing the camera to a different computer...if it still don't work, it could be a problem with the camera itself (it happens).

Also on a personal note, I think card readers are a pain in the butt...I've had two of them crap out in a row so I just download right off the camera. Unless you have a really bad battery, the juice used to download your pics is relatively insignificant and as far as the wear and tear goes on the jack for the cable, I'd say this isn't any more or less of a problem than the wear and tear caused to the CF card slot on the camera by popping the memory card in and out all the time. To be frank, I see Canon cameras (and others) up on Ebay as damaged/for parts all the time where they've lost a pin in the CF card slot but I've never seen one listed like that because of a bad USB jack. Very simply between my Canon and my Sony, I've downloaded close to 30,000 pictures right off the cameras and I've never had a problem. Sorry but to me card readers are a waste of money.

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Jun 03, 2008 21:08 |  #9

i found that installing multiple versions of 'nlite' for vista or XP has caused conflicts with the download tool - i use a card reader (faster and cheaper than loosing a pin in the Xti Body.)


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Jun 03, 2008 21:30 as a reply to  @ M_ark's post |  #10

ok thank you everyone. i tried putting it in PC Connection mode that didnt work. So i think i will just go pick up a Card Reader.

Thanks again,
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Jun 04, 2008 18:43 |  #11

Ryan. wrote in post #5654388 (external link)
ok thank you everyone. i tried putting it in PC Connection mode that didnt work. So i think i will just go pick up a Card Reader.

Thanks again,
-Ryan.

just an addendum - if you ever format your card or delete images off it and you want to recover them - the recovery software will need to access the card as a drive such as H:\ (ie. mass storage device). You would not be able to do this if the card were still 'in camera'.


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Jun 04, 2008 19:02 |  #12

Yet another flaw of Vista, which I unfortunatlely have... None of the old cd software works. Thank God the PC has built in card readers!


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