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05-03-2013, 05:06 PM   #1
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Kx won't download to computer (iPhoto)

Bought a Kx used. Takes photos fine so far, but am unable to download to my Mac (iPhoto).
Computer on, cable connected. Connect camera, turn on camera, red light on camera back blinks once, then bupkis.

05-03-2013, 05:50 PM   #2
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Does the camera show up as a drive on your desktop?

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05-03-2013, 05:51 PM   #3
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Does the camera appear as a drive in the Finder?

It may be a bad cable, it may be a bad USB port on the camera. Get a USB card reader and try that.
05-03-2013, 06:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. Brand new cable. There's no drive on the desktop. Bupkis.
I'll get a card reader, maybe the connection on the Kx is bad.

05-03-2013, 06:44 PM   #5
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Sometimes you have to use the Image Capture application on your Mac to ensure the camera communicates with the computer.

05-10-2013, 03:33 AM   #6
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Yup, card reader works. Thanks to all for the help.

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