Digital Camera CF not mounting

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wildwobby, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. wildwobby macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2007
    I am trying to hook my Canon EOS 20D up to my 17" MBP. The card reader I used to use was built in to my old printer that I don't use anymore. So I am using the USB cord to hook the camera with the CF card inside to the MBP. I have turned the camera on after I plug it in and nothing happens. I know the USB port works, other peripherals work with it. I know the cord works.... I use the sam cord for other items...

    What am I missing?
  2. OldSkoolNJ macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2006
    Cards dont usually mount through the camera like they do when used with a card reader. They communicate directly with photo software. iPhoto, Aperture.. etc. So you will not see anything actually mount.

  3. pprior macrumors 65816

    Aug 1, 2007
    Get a card reader, they're way faster anyway.

    I highly recommend the Sandisk Extreme FW800 reader, it is WAY faster than other readers I've used. Makes a difference when 8GB of photos are downloading.
  4. digitalpencil macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    Don't use Canons but you probably have to switch it to a USB mode.
  5. chriscl macrumors 6502


    Jan 4, 2008
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Another vote for the SanDisk Firewire Reader here - this is the fastest Compact Flash Reader you can buy; although it's not cheap, it is well worth the money for the superb performance you get; it just plugs into MBP's Firewire port (it can use either the 400 or 800, I use the faster 800) and it just flies...

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