Problems with camera kit....

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Chiselteeth, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Anybody else having problems with the camera kit? The sd card reader works fine for me, but when I try and connect my iPhone using the USB attachment I run into problems. The photos app launches and the iPhone is detected as a camera for a moment (appears on the top along with photos, albums and events) then it disappears before loading any photos. Am I doing something wrong? Is there some crucial, secret step I'm missing?

    I've tried 3 different cables so that can't be the problem...
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Northern Atlanta suburbs
    #2
    I have a big problem w the camera kit ... Cant find 1 anywhere! I ordered one from apple finally after searching everywhere and it is on 3-4 week back order!!!!!
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I've never used the USB dongle in my Camera Connection Kit, but the SD Card Reader one works perfectly.

    I'll give it a try with the USB and the camera cable next time I need to import some photos.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    I've not tried it with a camera yet but the USB connector plus a generic card reader plus an xD card works fine for me.

    Have you got a different camera or card reader you could try?
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Just tried it. Worked fine as long as I plugged the iPhone in direct. Didn't like it when I tried via a doc (the iphone in a doc.) Loaded pics, deleted pics from camera. Even a short video. First time I've tried and no special set up.

    Sorry this just gives you more problems.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Good one! LoL!!!
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    If you slide to unlock on the iPhone it will stay connected. Otherwise the phone goes back to sleep mode if you don't.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Location:
    London, UK
    #8
    I managed to buy the iPad Camera Connection Kit at my local Apple Store at lunch time and tried it out using my jailbroken iPad 32GB WiFi and a USB stick (corsairmemory Flash Voyager 16GB) and managed to access files via iFile :)

    I did a quick test trying to view a PDF, JPG, MOV, MP3 and all worked within iFile. I even managed to send a file via Bluetooth to my jailbroken iPhone 3GS (also running iFile)

    iPad Camera Connection Kit has already paid for itself! :)
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

    northernbaldy

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    For me, the USB gubbins works fine with a nikon d40x but not with the d300s
    For the d300s I use the ad reader
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    Canada
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    it's cheap as hell, and looks like it cost 30 cents to build. I plugged in a usb key and the casing came right off...made in china :rolleyes: but I love being able to access my movies,pictures,docs and crap on usb keys or external drives!
     

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