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10-30-2015, 01:30 PM   #1
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usb issues

Greetings everybody.
I am new to the forum, I use my istD for snapshots mainly (not an expert photographer at all).
Need help (pls) with the following:
Today none of my computers recognize my usb connection. I tried my son's usb cable connector and the same happened, none of the computers detected a usb anything.
Evidently, the problem lies on some setting on my camera, any ideas?

All suggestions will be greatly appreciated!



10-30-2015, 02:17 PM   #2
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By today, do you mean this just suddenly happened? As in it worked OK yesterday and now does not?

On newer cameras there is a setting to allow the USB connection to act as a disk drive or picture protocol (MSC or PTP) you need MSC. But I do not know if the istD has that setting.

Could also be a hardware failure issue. You might try using a card reader instead of the cable to get the pictures off.

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