Can't uphold to computer

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Higgs Boson, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Higgs Boson

    Higgs Boson Guest

    Hi, Folks -

    Thought I would tap your wisdom before calling B&H .

    I bought my little point&shoot Canon SD 1200IS from them more than a
    year ago. It always functioned flawlessly. A few months ago, it said
    I need a new battery (??? - I didn't use it all that much!), so I
    spent way too much for a new battery. Ever since installing it, the
    camera periodically poops out and tells me to get a new battery. ???

    That's one problem.

    But what I need help on -- that may or may not be connected -- is
    this: Suddenly, last few days, when I go to upload a picture to the
    compute, the camera closes; lens retracts. I have tried everything
    -- plugging it into computer w/o lens open and w/lens open.

    I often need to upload pix, so would appreciate any input.

    TIA

    HB
     
    Higgs Boson, Oct 3, 2011
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  2. Higgs Boson

    Higgs Boson Guest

    On Oct 3, 1:50 pm, Higgs Boson <> wrote:
    > Hi, Folks -
    >
    > Thought I would tap your wisdom before calling B&H .
    >
    > I bought my little point&shoot Canon SD 1200IS from them more than a
    > year ago.  It always functioned flawlessly.  A few months ago, it said
    > I need a new battery (??? - I didn't use it all that much!), so I
    > spent way too much for a new battery.  Ever since installing it, the
    > camera periodically poops out and tells me to get a new battery.  ???
    >
    > That's one problem.
    >
    > But what I need help on -- that may or may not be connected -- is
    > this:  Suddenly, last few days, when I go to upload a picture to the
    > compute, the  camera closes; lens retracts.  I have tried everything
    > -- plugging it into computer w/o lens open and w/lens open.
    >
    > I often need to upload pix, so would appreciate any input.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > HB


    Sorry!! didn't proof-read message. OF COURSE I MEANT UPLOAD!

    HB
     
    Higgs Boson, Oct 3, 2011
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    Tim Conway Guest

    "Higgs Boson" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi, Folks -
    >
    > Thought I would tap your wisdom before calling B&H .
    >
    > I bought my little point&shoot Canon SD 1200IS from them more than a
    > year ago. It always functioned flawlessly. A few months ago, it said
    > I need a new battery (??? - I didn't use it all that much!), so I
    > spent way too much for a new battery. Ever since installing it, the
    > camera periodically poops out and tells me to get a new battery. ???
    >
    > That's one problem.
    >
    > But what I need help on -- that may or may not be connected -- is
    > this: Suddenly, last few days, when I go to upload a picture to the
    > compute, the camera closes; lens retracts. I have tried everything
    > -- plugging it into computer w/o lens open and w/lens open.
    >
    > I often need to upload pix, so would appreciate any input.
    >
    > TIA
    >

    I don't know about your camera problem, but my solution would be to get a
    card (sd?) reader and start using that. Saves a lot of aggrivation and I
    find it much more convenient than connecting a camera to the computer. A
    multi-card reader is relatively inexpensive.
     
    Tim Conway, Oct 3, 2011
    #3
  4. Higgs Boson

    tony cooper Guest

    On Mon, 3 Oct 2011 13:50:15 -0700 (PDT), Higgs Boson
    <> wrote:

    >Hi, Folks -
    >
    >Thought I would tap your wisdom before calling B&H .
    >
    >I bought my little point&shoot Canon SD 1200IS from them more than a
    >year ago. It always functioned flawlessly. A few months ago, it said
    >I need a new battery (??? - I didn't use it all that much!), so I
    >spent way too much for a new battery. Ever since installing it, the
    >camera periodically poops out and tells me to get a new battery. ???
    >
    >That's one problem.
    >
    >But what I need help on -- that may or may not be connected -- is
    >this: Suddenly, last few days, when I go to upload a picture to the
    >compute, the camera closes; lens retracts. I have tried everything
    >-- plugging it into computer w/o lens open and w/lens open.
    >
    >I often need to upload pix, so would appreciate any input.


    It sounds like there's some fault in the battery system. The camera
    closes down if it senses the battery is about to fail to protect your
    lens. Plugging the camera into the computer to upload via USB cable
    drains the battery. If you already have a battery problem, this makes
    it worse.

    If your computer does not have an SD slot reader, purchase an SD card
    reader and remove your card, insert it in the reader, and upload this
    way. The card reader plugs into a USB port just like your present
    cable does.

    A card reader should cost you under $10 at any store that carries any
    kind of camera accessories. Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, etc. Buy the
    cheapest one available. There's no "quality" aspect to a card reader.




    --
    Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
     
    tony cooper, Oct 3, 2011
    #4
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    Savageduck Guest

    On 2011-10-03 13:50:15 -0700, Higgs Boson <> said:

    > Hi, Folks -
    >
    > Thought I would tap your wisdom before calling B&H .
    >
    > I bought my little point&shoot Canon SD 1200IS from them more than a
    > year ago. It always functioned flawlessly. A few months ago, it said
    > I need a new battery (??? - I didn't use it all that much!), so I
    > spent way too much for a new battery. Ever since installing it, the
    > camera periodically poops out and tells me to get a new battery. ???
    >
    > That's one problem.
    >
    > But what I need help on -- that may or may not be connected -- is
    > this: Suddenly, last few days, when I go to upload a picture to the
    > compute, the camera closes; lens retracts. I have tried everything
    > -- plugging it into computer w/o lens open and w/lens open.
    >
    > I often need to upload pix, so would appreciate any input.
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > HB


    A card reader is always going to be your best solution. The warning you
    get you connect the camera to your computer to download image files,
    regarding ensuring the batteries are fully charged should not be
    ignored.
    A card reader is cheap and efficient.
    I carry one in my computer bag, one in my camera bag, and have another
    in my desk.
    I have found the Elago card readers to be a good value compact and bulletproof.
    < http://elagostore.com/category/23634553781/1/Card-Reader.htm >

    I have three of the High Speed SD/SDHC card readers @ 5.99 a great value.
    < http://elagostore.com/ELAGO-USB-High-Speed-Memory-Card/M/B0028Y9BX8.htm >


    --
    Regards,

    Savageduck
     
    Savageduck, Oct 3, 2011
    #5
  6. Higgs Boson

    Higgs Boson Guest

    On Oct 3, 2:26 pm, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
    > On 2011-10-03 13:50:15 -0700, Higgs Boson <> said:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > Hi, Folks -

    >
    > > Thought I would tap your wisdom before calling B&H .

    >
    > > I bought my little point&shoot Canon SD 1200IS from them more than a
    > > year ago.  It always functioned flawlessly.  A few months ago, it said
    > > I need a new battery (??? - I didn't use it all that much!), so I
    > > spent way too much for a new battery.  Ever since installing it, the
    > > camera periodically poops out and tells me to get a new battery.  ???

    >
    > > That's one problem.

    >
    > > But what I need help on -- that may or may not be connected -- is
    > > this:  Suddenly, last few days, when I go to upload a picture to the
    > > compute, the  camera closes; lens retracts.  I have tried everything
    > > -- plugging it into computer w/o lens open and w/lens open.

    >
    > > I often need to upload pix, so would appreciate any input.

    >
    > > TIA

    >
    > > HB

    >
    > A card reader is always going to be your best solution. The warning you
    > get you connect the camera to your computer to download image files,
    > regarding ensuring the batteries are fully charged should not be
    > ignored.
    > A card reader is cheap and efficient.
    > I carry one in my computer bag, one in my camera bag, and have another
    > in my desk.
    > I have found the Elago card readers to be a good value compact and bulletproof.
    > <http://elagostore.com/category/23634553781/1/Card-Reader.htm>
    >
    > I have three of the High Speed SD/SDHC card readers @ 5.99 a great value.
    > <http://elagostore.com/ELAGO-USB-High-Speed-Memory-Card/M/B0028Y9BX8.htm>
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Savageduck


    THANK YOU, Savageduck, Tim and Tony. I never THOUGHT of a card
    reader! The explanation involving the faulty (?) battery & protecting
    the lens makes sense. I will pick up a card reader, and do battle
    with the battery folks separately.

    Muchas gracias

    HB
     
    Higgs Boson, Oct 4, 2011
    #6
  7. Higgs Boson

    dadiOH Guest

    Higgs Boson wrote:
    > Hi, Folks -
    >
    > Thought I would tap your wisdom before calling B&H .
    >
    > I bought my little point&shoot Canon SD 1200IS from them more than a
    > year ago. It always functioned flawlessly. A few months ago, it said
    > I need a new battery (??? - I didn't use it all that much!), so I
    > spent way too much for a new battery. Ever since installing it, the
    > camera periodically poops out and tells me to get a new battery. ???
    >
    > That's one problem.
    >
    > But what I need help on -- that may or may not be connected -- is
    > this: Suddenly, last few days, when I go to upload a picture to the
    > compute, the camera closes; lens retracts. I have tried everything
    > -- plugging it into computer w/o lens open and w/lens open.
    >
    > I often need to upload pix, so would appreciate any input.



    Does your camera use a removeable card? If so, remove it, put it in an
    appropriate card reader and use WinExplorer to copy/paste it.

    --

    dadiOH
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    Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
     
    dadiOH, Oct 4, 2011
    #7
  8. Higgs Boson

    Higgs Boson Guest

    On Oct 4, 5:34 am, "dadiOH" <> wrote:
    > Higgs Boson wrote:
    > > Hi, Folks -

    >
    > > Thought I would tap your wisdom before calling B&H .

    >
    > > I bought my little point&shoot Canon SD 1200IS from them more than a
    > > year ago.  It always functioned flawlessly.  A few months ago, it said
    > > I need a new battery (??? - I didn't use it all that much!), so I
    > > spent way too much for a new battery.  Ever since installing it, the
    > > camera periodically poops out and tells me to get a new battery.  ???

    >
    > > That's one problem.

    >
    > > But what I need help on -- that may or may not be connected -- is
    > > this:  Suddenly, last few days, when I go to upload a picture to the
    > > compute, the  camera closes; lens retracts.  I have tried everything
    > > -- plugging it into computer w/o lens open and w/lens open.

    >
    > > I often need to upload pix, so would appreciate any input.

    >
    > Does your camera use a removeable card?  If so, remove it, put it in an
    > appropriate card reader and use WinExplorer to copy/paste it.
    >
    > --
    >
    > dadiOH
    > ____________________________
    >
    > dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    > ...a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    > LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    > Get it athttp://mysite.verizon.net/xico


    Yes, it does. Card reader I ordered on-line from source recommended
    by Savage Duck arrived today. Installed, photos uploaded. Yay!

    Problem: Internet Explorer doesn't offer a "save as", but only a
    "send to". Choices are limited. I WANT to send to "Desktop, My
    Pictures". But it will only let me send to Desktop. So I have to
    perform an additional operation - drag and drop to My Pictures.

    Is there a workaround?

    TIA

    HB
     
    Higgs Boson, Oct 6, 2011
    #8
  9. Higgs Boson

    Savageduck Guest

    On 2011-10-05 17:47:11 -0700, Higgs Boson <> said:

    > On Oct 4, 5:34 am, "dadiOH" <> wrote:
    >> Higgs Boson wrote:
    >>> Hi, Folks -

    >>
    >>> Thought I would tap your wisdom before calling B&H .

    >>
    >>> I bought my little point&shoot Canon SD 1200IS from them more than a
    >>> year ago.  It always functioned flawlessly.  A few months ago, it s

    > aid
    >>> I need a new battery (??? - I didn't use it all that much!), so I
    >>> spent way too much for a new battery.  Ever since installing it, the
    >>> camera periodically poops out and tells me to get a new battery.  ???

    >>
    >>> That's one problem.

    >>
    >>> But what I need help on -- that may or may not be connected -- is
    >>> this:  Suddenly, last few days, when I go to upload a picture to the
    >>> compute, the  camera closes; lens retracts.  I have tried everythin

    > g
    >>> -- plugging it into computer w/o lens open and w/lens open.

    >>
    >>> I often need to upload pix, so would appreciate any input.

    >>
    >> Does your camera use a removeable card?  If so, remove it, put it in an
    >> appropriate card reader and use WinExplorer to copy/paste it.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> dadiOH
    >> ____________________________
    >>
    >> dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    >> ...a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    >> LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    >> Get it athttp://mysite.verizon.net/xico

    >
    > Yes, it does. Card reader I ordered on-line from source recommended
    > by Savage Duck arrived today. Installed, photos uploaded. Yay!
    >
    > Problem: Internet Explorer doesn't offer a "save as", but only a
    > "send to". Choices are limited. I WANT to send to "Desktop, My
    > Pictures". But it will only let me send to Desktop. So I have to
    > perform an additional operation - drag and drop to My Pictures.
    >
    > Is there a workaround?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > HB


    That sounds like a particular OS issue. Since I am a Mac user and don't
    experience this sort of problem, I will defer to the Windows users on
    this one.

    Anyway I am glad that you have got a card reader and are at least able
    to move the image files from camera to computer.

    --
    Regards,

    Savageduck
     
    Savageduck, Oct 6, 2011
    #9
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    gordo Guest

    Drag and drop to wherever you want.

    Gordo

    "Higgs Boson" wrote in message
    news:...

    On Oct 4, 5:34 am, "dadiOH" <> wrote:
    > Higgs Boson wrote:
    > > Hi, Folks -

    >
    > > Thought I would tap your wisdom before calling B&H .

    >
    > > I bought my little point&shoot Canon SD 1200IS from them more than a
    > > year ago. It always functioned flawlessly. A few months ago, it said
    > > I need a new battery (??? - I didn't use it all that much!), so I
    > > spent way too much for a new battery. Ever since installing it, the
    > > camera periodically poops out and tells me to get a new battery. ???

    >
    > > That's one problem.

    >
    > > But what I need help on -- that may or may not be connected -- is
    > > this: Suddenly, last few days, when I go to upload a picture to the
    > > compute, the camera closes; lens retracts. I have tried everything
    > > -- plugging it into computer w/o lens open and w/lens open.

    >
    > > I often need to upload pix, so would appreciate any input.

    >
    > Does your camera use a removeable card? If so, remove it, put it in an
    > appropriate card reader and use WinExplorer to copy/paste it.
    >
    > --
    >
    > dadiOH
    > ____________________________
    >
    > dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    > ...a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    > LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    > Get it athttp://mysite.verizon.net/xico


    Yes, it does. Card reader I ordered on-line from source recommended
    by Savage Duck arrived today. Installed, photos uploaded. Yay!

    Problem: Internet Explorer doesn't offer a "save as", but only a
    "send to". Choices are limited. I WANT to send to "Desktop, My
    Pictures". But it will only let me send to Desktop. So I have to
    perform an additional operation - drag and drop to My Pictures.

    Is there a workaround?

    TIA

    HB
     
    gordo, Oct 6, 2011
    #10
  11. Higgs Boson

    Robert Coe Guest

    On Mon, 03 Oct 2011 17:16:36 -0400, tony cooper <>
    wrote:
    : A card reader should cost you under $10 at any store that carries any
    : kind of camera accessories. Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, etc. Buy the
    : cheapest one available. There's no "quality" aspect to a card reader.

    Sure there is. I once bought a cheap card reader, and it lasted only a couple
    of months before the pins in the CF slot started to fail. Another card reader,
    advertised as a reads-everything device, seemed to have trouble with certain
    types of SD cards. Good card readers aren't very expensive, but you do get
    what you pay for.

    While we're on the subject of card readers, here's something the manuals
    usually won't tell you. A multi-slot card reader will take up several drive
    letters on a Windows computer, as many as one for each slot type. Suppose that
    you have a drive letter, e.g. "H" for "Home", permanently mapped to your
    assigned space on a server. (This is a common practice in the Windows world.)
    Now suppose you attach a 5-drive card reader to your computer. The USB driver
    looks for available letters and settles, say, on D, E, F, G, and I (H being
    already in use). This is fine, and you should have no problem.

    But suppose the card reader is already connected before you boot the computer
    up. The USB driver will assign the necessary drive letters as soon as it sees
    the card reader, and it has no way of knowing about your mapped H drive. So it
    goes ahead and assigns H as the reader's fifth drive letter. Then when you log
    in, your mapped H drive will be missing! You'll blame the server, the network,
    the operating system, Bill Gates, Al Qaeda, Canon, Lexar, Rich Anderson, and
    the P&S Troll before you finish running enough tests to figure out what the
    problem really is. As you undoubtedly realize, I speak from experience on
    this. Forewarned is forearmed.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Oct 7, 2011
    #11
  12. Higgs Boson

    Robert Coe Guest

    On Thu, 6 Oct 2011 09:00:41 -0400, "dadiOH" <> wrote:
    : Higgs Boson wrote:
    : > On Oct 4, 5:34 am, "dadiOH" <> wrote:
    : >> Higgs Boson wrote:
    : >>> Hi, Folks -
    : >>
    : >>> Thought I would tap your wisdom before calling B&H .
    : >>
    : >>> I bought my little point&shoot Canon SD 1200IS from them more than a
    : >>> year ago. It always functioned flawlessly. A few months ago, it said
    : >>> I need a new battery (??? - I didn't use it all that much!), so I
    : >>> spent way too much for a new battery. Ever since installing it, the
    : >>> camera periodically poops out and tells me to get a new battery. ???
    : >>
    : >>> That's one problem.
    : >>
    : >>> But what I need help on -- that may or may not be connected -- is
    : >>> this: Suddenly, last few days, when I go to upload a picture to the
    : >>> compute, the camera closes; lens retracts. I have tried everything
    : >>> -- plugging it into computer w/o lens open and w/lens open.
    : >>
    : >>> I often need to upload pix, so would appreciate any input.
    : >>
    : >> Does your camera use a removeable card? If so, remove it, put it in
    : >> an appropriate card reader and use WinExplorer to copy/paste it.
    : _________________
    :
    : > Yes, it does. Card reader I ordered on-line from source recommended
    : > by Savage Duck arrived today. Installed, photos uploaded. Yay!
    : >
    : > Problem: Internet Explorer doesn't offer a "save as", but only a
    : > "send to". Choices are limited. I WANT to send to "Desktop, My
    : > Pictures". But it will only let me send to Desktop. So I have to
    : > perform an additional operation - drag and drop to My Pictures.
    : >
    : > Is there a workaround?
    :
    : Yeah. But not a workaround, just SOP
    :
    : 1. Go to " "Desktop, MyPictures"
    :
    : 2. Make a shortcut of the folder
    :
    : 3. Stick the shortcut into your "Send to" folder

    I've been using Windows since Version 1, and I have to confess that I've never
    learned to use "Send To" or managed to figure out what it's good for.

    But most card readers look like a disk drive to the OS, so you should be able
    to drag and drop (or copy and paste) directly from the reader to your "My
    Pictures" folder using Windows Explorer. A good photo editor will also let you
    see the card reader directly, so you can preview your photos and copy them to
    "My Pictures" right within the editor. I do that routinely in DPP.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Oct 7, 2011
    #12
  13. Robert Coe <> wrote:

    > But suppose the card reader is already connected before you boot the computer
    > up. The USB driver will assign the necessary drive letters as soon as it sees
    > the card reader, and it has no way of knowing about your mapped H drive. So it
    > goes ahead and assigns H as the reader's fifth drive letter. Then when you log
    > in, your mapped H drive will be missing! You'll blame the server, the network,
    > the operating system, Bill Gates, Al Qaeda, Canon, Lexar, Rich Anderson, and
    > the P&S Troll before you finish running enough tests to figure out what the
    > problem really is. As you undoubtedly realize, I speak from experience on
    > this. Forewarned is forearmed.


    The blame lies straight with the OS and Bill Gates. Drive letters
    are plain stupid --- especially as they are very limited in number
    and not enumerated in a stable way.

    Even old NT does use a single mount tree internally AFAIK.

    -Wolfgang
     
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Oct 7, 2011
    #13
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