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joejr Registered since 11th Nov 2005Sun 10-Sep-06 11:09 PM
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On my desktop unit, I have the USB 1.1 and when I download my images, every once in a while some of the images are "banded" or have some odd color to them. Would this be a function of the slower USB connection. The same image doesn't do this every time so I know its not the SD card. Any advice would be appreciated. thanks, Joe.

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John Garth Registered since 10th Jun 2006Mon 11-Sep-06 02:11 AM
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I'd recommend a good USB card reader. It's faster and safer. They cost about $20.00....say like a Dazzle brand...

  

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Mon 11-Sep-06 05:19 AM
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Your problem is some where else - it is either a camera problem or a card problem.

I suspect a camera problem but you need to post a picture so we can see it and not guess.

I also recommnd getting a card reader is will not run your battery down and it is much faster.

Sandisk is the brand my computer store recommends but most brands will work except I have found Lexar ones to be quirky.

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bobj Silver Member Awarded for his multiple written contributions the the community Resources Charter MemberMon 11-Sep-06 05:25 AM
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It could easily be a USB cable problem or a USB controller problem as well. The banding sounds like a bad contact somewhere.

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K1W1 Registered since 19th Nov 2005Mon 11-Sep-06 07:06 AM
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Lets go back to basics first.
Before you buy a card reader get a PCI USB 2.0 card for inside the PC (assuming that there is a spare slot), then get a decent USB 2.0 cable and a card reader.
A card reader alone without the USB 2.0 interface card is unlikely to fix the problem as it probably relates to a timimg issue between the camera and the USB chipset that you are using. If you have a VIA USB 1.1 chipset I would almost put money on it being the problem.
An option may me to go to the manufacturer of the motherboards web site and download any updated drivers for the board.

  

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joejr Registered since 11th Nov 2005Mon 11-Sep-06 10:26 PM
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I thank you for all the info. I was using a 1 gig Sandisk and this was the problem all the time.. Tonight, after reading your suggestions, I loaded a 512 Panasonic card I had an downloaded some images. No problem. Guess I will see if I can exchange the Sandisk. It is defective.

Many thanks for all your help. Joe.

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