HELP with powerbook and a Nikon Coolpix camera!

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  1. amyinnc macrumors newbie

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    So i found my old nikon coolpix 5700. Took a bunch of pics with it of my boys soccer game today. Came home, installed the Nikon View CD, said installed successfully, but when I hook the camera to my Mac, nothing happens. I cant get it to read the photos. HELP!?
     
  2. RedCroissant Suspended

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    When you open iPhoto and go into preferences, does it have "open iPhoto" selected next to the "Connecting camera opens" dialog box? You might have unchecked that at some point and it just needs to be checked.

    Otherwise, if the photos are stored on a SD card, then use a SD card reader to do it. If you don't have one of those, maybe you have a printer with a media card reader on it that will also work.
     
  3. amyinnc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes open iphoto is checked..i get my photos off my iphone or my small pocket camera no problem...
    It is a rather large SD card, but I dont have a card reader
     
  4. RedCroissant Suspended

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    I think you have a compact flash card as opposed to a SD card. Do you have a printer with a card reader?

    When you connect the camera, does anything show up in Finder, or does the PB not mount anything at all?
     
  5. amyinnc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea it is a compact flash. Printer has no reader. nothing happens at all when i plug the camera in :(
     
  6. RedCroissant Suspended

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    well that's lame. Did you restart the PB after installing the software for the camera? Did you shut the camera on an off? You never know because that might work. I remember having issues a couple of times with my iPhone 3GS not being recognized at first and then simply restarting both of them made the syncing work perfectly.
     
  7. amyinnc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea i did all that..will try it again tho. Maybe the cord is bad?
     
  8. RedCroissant Suspended

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    It's possible I suppose. If you have any other cords that you could test it with, that would be a good test, but otherwise, I would try to find something that has a compact flash card reader in it. Even if you had an older PS3, an older Windows-based tower, that could work as a workaround.

    Other than that though, I'm afraid that I can't help you very much.
     
  9. amyinnc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    if i have to use a card reader, how do i know what type to get?
     
  10. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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  11. RedCroissant Suspended

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    Another thing you could do is go and buy an external media card reader. It's not the most enjoyable thing to do when you should be able to sync over the included cable, but at least this way you'll have it for any machine you decide to import the photos to and won't have to worry about downloading and installing software for it.

    I use a usb media card reader for my photos and have actually never used the cable to connect to my camera.
     
  12. Barnz63 macrumors newbie

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    Did you try opening the Image Capture app? You can find it in either Applications or Utilities.

    It usually shows what cameras are attached and the photos. It will let you import selected or all photos.
     
  13. amyinnc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did and it says no device connected..maybe the cord is bad? Who knows..so frustrating..have to get a card reader and try that..otherwise i dont know what else to try.
     

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