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#1 pendejo

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 10:28 AM

I got a Sony digital camera (model DSC W80) as a gift. I have never owned one. Eager to learn how to use it and impress my friends and relatives (they know I'm slow on high-tech), I studied the instructions in great detail, took a few pictures, hooked it up to my computer, placed the disc into the tray, inserted, and with a triumphant grin from ear-to-ear, expected to see and follow instructions on the screen and display the pictures I shot.

Well, what I saw was a message which said in essence that I have a high speed USB device plugged into a non-high speed USB port, and my computer does not support the requirements for the camera, and recommends that I install a high-speed driver. Blah.

The sender also included a little 2" x 7/8" part labeled "Sony memory stick duo adaptor." Maybe he anticipated I would have this problem and included the part as a solution?

All suggestions and info would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 10:45 AM

USB 2.0 capability is easily acquired for a system where such is not native.

I guess I don't know what tray you are talking about...are you referring to a card reader that you have installed?

Make/model of computer system, please?

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 11:14 AM

Usually the cameras will come with a CD with software for printing you pictures and drivers, did your not come with a CD?

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 12:23 PM

Generally speaking, the warning that you plugged in a high speed device to a non-high speed USB plug is merely a warning that things may be slower than advertised. You can usually still use the device in question with no trouble. Windows will treat the camera just like a hard drive and will allow you to access the images on it like you would with files on your computer.

Try this:
Plug the camera into the USB port.
Wait for it to be detected and for the warning to pop up.
Ignore the warning
Open My Computer
Look for a new icon that looks like a camera and double click on it.
Browse you pictures or "Drag & Drop" the files into your My Pictures folder (or anywhere else).

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 03:57 PM

Generally speaking, the warning that you plugged in a high speed device to a non-high speed USB plug is merely a warning that things may be slower than advertised. You can usually still use the device in question with no trouble. Windows will treat the camera just like a hard drive and will allow you to access the images on it like you would with files on your computer.

Try this:
Plug the camera into the USB port.
Wait for it to be detected and for the warning to pop up.
Ignore the warning
Open My Computer
Look for a new icon that looks like a camera and double click on it.
Browse you pictures or "Drag & Drop" the files into your My Pictures folder (or anywhere else).


I did that, but all I get is that warning and no icons show on the screen. The camera has two memory sticks that look like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Memory_...Duo_Adaptor.jpg

The shorter one was part of the factory camera pack and the longer one (an adaptor) appears to have been put in the gift as an extra item in case it's needed. I'm thinking that maybe I should insert shorter one (Memory Stick PRO duo, 2GB) into the longer Memory Stick Duo Adaptor, but then it looks like it would be too long to fit into the camera's memory stick slot. I'm not at all computer savvy and I'm concerned that I'm going to damage something.

Do you think it would be okay to insert the memory stick into the memory stick adaptor and insert the combination into the camera and give it a try?

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 04:53 PM

"Do you think it would be okay to insert the memory stick into the memory stick adaptor and insert the combination into the camera and give it a try?"

No, that's not what it's for. You should have read the whole article on Wikipedia. Sony's cards were propietary and the original size was that of the adapter. Later on their cards were redesigned, but were not compatible with older equipment, so they designed the adapter card for people to upgrade older equipment. The memory stick should slide freely into the slot of the camera. Push it in until it clicks and it's good to go
First question, do you have Service Pack 2 installed on the computer? You need it. If it is, I would reinstall the USB drivers. If you give us the make and model of your computer, we can help you do that
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