Im so sick of simple devices not being recognized by my mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by semin28, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. semin28 macrumors regular

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    Most cameras ( cannon , sony , kodak , etc ) Doesnt get recognized by my mac . Printers ( hp ) doesnt get recognized . Its so annoying . Now it might just be my mac because my cannon camera worked one time . But ita not working now . So what should i do ?
     
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  3. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    Whenever I plug in any camera and turn it on, iPhoto opens and lets me export. And the printers I have tried have just worked. Maybe your just unlucky?
     
  4. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    All your software is up to date? I've not had a single hardware compatibility problem with my Macs yet, so I'm surprised to hear that you're having multiple at once.
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I've used all kinds of cameras with my Mac (Canon, Panasonic, Olympus etc.) and they've all opened Aperture or iPhoto automatically as soon as they're plugged in.

    Printers have always worked, never had any issues with scanners.

    Something sounds awry with your process, what are you doing?
     
  6. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    What version of MACOSX are you using on which machine?

    I've only ever had one problem and that was with a Lexmark printer - quickly fixed with drivers.

    Does any thing work by plugging it in - like a flash drive for example?
    Have you repaired permissions?
    Have you run your Hardware test disc that came with the machine?
     
  7. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    I never bother with attaching to a camera on Win or Mac, just plug the card into a cheap reader, means far less hassle with drivers,and its quicker to drag and drop all the pictures as well than going via cameras OS (IME anyway).

    There certainly are some (especially older) printers that either arent recognised, or if they are, are badly supported on Mac. I had some issues with an HP multi function one a few months ago (cant recall which printer, it wasnt my Mac or Printer) you presumably have one of those.

    Buy a card reader.
     
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  9. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    And what happens if the card reader doesn't work :D?
     
  10. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Then that's a cheap diagnostic that all his USB ports are broken :D
     
  11. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Nice one :D:D
     
  12. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Fixed that for you.

    But it sums up how I feel.
     

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