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txtinman   Lorena, US  Registered since 11th Nov 2005 Thu 24-Nov-05 02:32 AM
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"Connection times out while downloading"



My D50 drops the connection after a couple of minutes when I connect to my computer. If I have lots of pictures I can't get them all downloaded before the connection drops. I use Linux on my computer, and connect using the USB mass storage device to connect and download with nautilus.

Has anyone else seen this? I can't find anything in the manual about a time limit or a way to set it for longer periods.

Mike White

Don't Fear The Penguins!
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henlin   US  Basic Member Thu 24-Nov-05 05:12 AM
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I haven't had this problem at all even downloading a full 1 GB card in NEF format, but I'm running WinXP and Photoshop Elements 3.

If this keeps happening, you might want to look into getting a card reader so you can just pop the card in instead of connecting the camera to the computer. What brand of SD card are you using?

-Henry

-Henry

  

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K1W1   Melbourne, AU  Registered since 19th Nov 2005 Thu 24-Nov-05 07:18 AM
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I have never in my life connected a camera directly to a PC.
Get a USB card reader and put the SD card into that.
Benefits,
Quicker transfers
No drivers required
Saves camera battery
Can use another card to take photos while one is copying if required

You camera is probably going into sleep mode and causing the connection to drop out. You won't have this issue with a card reader either.

  

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bhola   Chandler, US  Registered since 29th Oct 2005 Thu 24-Nov-05 07:37 AM
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getting card reader is simple solution how ever if you prefer to connect camera check USB driver that you are using.

  

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txtinman   Lorena, US  Registered since 11th Nov 2005 Fri 25-Nov-05 06:16 PM
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>You camera is probably going into sleep mode and causing the
>connection to drop out. You won't have this issue with a
>card reader either.

Is there a way to overide sleep mode on the D50, or at least extend the time before it goes into sleep mode?

Mike White

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debarshiduttagupta   Kolkata, IN  Registered since 07th Nov 2005 Sat 26-Nov-05 01:33 AM
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Mike

I think you can consider buying a separate card reader. When I bought my D50, the next thing I bought was a filtre for my kit lens AND THE SD CARD READER. I do not like the idea of connecting the camera directly to the PC for downloading the pictures. By using a card reader you can download the images faster and can save the camera in case of an accidental power surge, or if the computer by any reason shuts down due to power failure. In case the above happens you only risk the loss of a 100$ SD card and not a 800$ Digital SLR Camera.

Keep Clicking

Debarshi


When people love your photos that is your best reward !

When people love your photos that is your best reward !

  

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txtinman   Lorena, US  Registered since 11th Nov 2005 Sat 26-Nov-05 03:17 AM
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Your probably right. I configured my HP PhotoSmart 7350 printer so I could use it as a card reader, but my hair grows faster that it downloads. I guess I'll start looking for a reader

Don't Fear The Penguins!
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jayswift   yonkers, US  Registered since 02nd Dec 2005 Tue 13-Dec-05 03:55 AM
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jayswift

the nikon driver is not supported by linux os
it only works on win /mac try using win or mac you will be fine or a
card reader the has linux divers that suport jpigs and so on


good luck

jayswift

  

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espuna   Mazarrón, ES  Registered since 07th Dec 2005 Tue 13-Dec-05 09:37 AM
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Also by using a card reader you don't have to lift that rubber flap, and have a difficult time putting it back - not the best piece of Nikon design.

  

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txtinman   Lorena, US  Registered since 11th Nov 2005 Wed 14-Dec-05 12:45 AM
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I don't need the Nikon drivers to download the pictures. I just use the mass storage device driver on Linux. I have a Samsung point and shoot that does not go to sleep as long as there is activity on the camera. I've never had a problem with it, so I think it's a matter of finding out how to get the Nikon to stay awake. I probably will get a card reader as soon as I find one I like. I haven't used Window$ for over five years, so I don't think I'll be going back there.

Thanks for the input. If anyone figures out how to keep the D50 awake during long downloads, I'll be lurking right here.

Don't Fear The Penguins!
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