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10-22-2011, 12:51 AM   #1

K-x won't sync with my mac


I tried to upload a few photos the other day, in the way I always do it, but the camera just won't sync with my mac. I plug it in and turn the camera on but nothing happens.

Any ideas?

10-22-2011, 01:56 AM   #2
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Try rebooting everything, make sure your card is properly inserted, and check the cable (maybe try a different port?).

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10-22-2011, 02:28 AM   #3

Adam, I've tried all that, still doesn't work. It seems like the camera doesn't know it's connected.
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As a work around you could use a card reader. The modern iMacs nowadays have one build in but if you have a model without it just buy one! I think it's more convenient anyway. Rebooting your mac with the camera still on might do the trick also.

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The USB port failed on my k110d a while ago and I just switched to using a card reader. Saves on batteries too. The down side of losing the port is the loss of computer control. Funny thing is that the video out worked find and it used the same port.
10-22-2011, 09:20 AM   #6
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Try the camera on a different computer, preferably a PC. This should tell you if you have a camera problem or a computer problem.
10-22-2011, 11:19 AM   #7

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Its possible that the USB socket in your camera has been damaged. They are not very substantial. The socket is merely soldered to the main circuit board, with no strain relief. A little twist or tug on the cable can dislodge the connector from the board. That's why I never use the USB cable on my K10D.

Does the cable feel a little loose at the camera connection? That may be a sign that the socket is broken.

I agree with Fries, use a card reader. Simple USB readers are cheap. Just make sure it is SDHC-compatible. Some can only handle 2GB or smaller SD cards.
10-22-2011, 11:38 AM   #8
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the blue button

I have a Mac and in order to sync I must also press the blue picture viewer button on my pentax.
Once I do this my photo manager, Picassa in this case, sync perfectly.
try it out, good luck

10-23-2011, 01:02 AM   #9


Thanks everyone for your help!

I have tried most of what u have suggested but noting works and the connector does feel a little loose. This means I will take your advice and buy a card-reader.

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