macbook wont recognise new nikon d3000 , need advice ????

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by banisn, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. banisn macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2010
    tirana , albania
    i bought a new d3000 but my mac but wont recognise it anymore it used to but it stoped working, also nikon transfer software wont open it . please help .
  2. davegregory macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2009
    Burlington, Ontario
    Do you have a memory card reader? Or, can you borrow one from a friend? I would try that and see if the card mounts in OS X. If it does, maybe try a different USB cable for your camera. If not, it could be a problem with your card. Try a different card, and plug in your camera to your macbook and see what happens.
  3. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    Check the USB mode in the camera. Maybe it was changed.
  4. pdxflint macrumors 68020


    Aug 25, 2006
    Oregon coast
    I highly recommend getting a cheap USB SD card reader instead of always connecting your camera-- much easier. Although, if your card is on the fritz it won't help.
  5. Pixellated macrumors 65816

    Apr 1, 2008
    Make sure the D3000 is switched on. This happened with mine too :)
  6. banisn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2010
    tirana , albania
    i did all of above but it still wont read it. anyway thank you very much i will buy a a new card reader cus the one i have stoped working too.
  7. gnd macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2008
    At my cat's house
    Maybe there is something wrong with the USB port? Did you try plugging everything in some other USB port?
  8. jharrisoncrowle macrumors newbie


    Nov 14, 2010
    Hi everyone!

    I also have a Nikon D3000 and a macbook,
    For me the solution is to use aperture (or iphoto)
    And going to:

    Preferences> Import> 'when a camera is connected, Open:'

    Then choosing iphoto, aperture etc.

    If it does not work strait away I leave my 3000 connected by usb + on, then restart and open aperture and the photos are there!

    Hopefully this works for you!

    (it's basically trial and error or a restart solution, it never seems to be too long before the two talk to each other :p)
  9. craigcollins macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2010
    Image CApture

    For these situations and others, Image Capture is your friend. It will recognize cameras that other apps wont and allow you to download. Iphone too. Then you can set it to recognize, which will bring it up in Aperture etc...

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