Please help, i bought a Nikon Coolpix L100 and I installed the software that came with it. I bought a 4gb memory card with it and I plugged in the camera to the computer. When i turn the camera on the Nikon Software doesnt pop up like it says it should and when I start up the Transfer program myself it does not detect the camera under sources.
So i went to Wolf Camera shop myself and bought a card reader for 10 bucks on sale ( i dont know the name of it myself) and it had the same problem. I took the cardreader to my friends house and tryed it on his computer. No luck either.
Could it be the 4gb memory card not working or what?
Mon 13-Apr-09 01:47 AM | edited Mon 13-Apr-09 01:48 AM by James23p
Thats strange! I would plug the card in the reader and go to My Computer(if you are running windows if you are on a Mac I have no clue). See if the computer recognises the card reader. If it does double click on the card reader ICON and see if there is any files on the card. It sounds like there are no images on the card.
When you plug the card reader in does your computer see a mass storage device, how about when you plug the USB cable in from the Coolpix to the Computer does the computer see the camera?
I tried going to my computer with both the camera and the card reader. Nothing about the camera came up cept the normal stuff. And for the card reader it came up with a rememovable object but when i clicked on it, it said please insert or something.
For the card reader, it may require additional drivers for the PC's operating system to recognize it? Or you may need to wait until you get the indication that the new hardware is recognized and is ready to use. When the card reader was recognized by the PC, did it already have the SD card inside of it? The PC can recognize the reader, but if there is nothing inside, it will return an error saying insert disk or something similar if you click on the drive icon.
For the camera itself, there really aren't any troubleshooting notes about PC connectivity. There is a subnote that you should not be using a USB hub - i.e., make sure the camera is directly connected via the supplied cable to one of the USB ports directly on the PC itself. A USB hub is an expansion box to give a PC more USB ports that it was originally supplied. Also, try to swap USB ports - perhaps the one you're using currently may be faulty.
Okay - so the card reader is part of the problem. The fact that it doesn't work on yours or another person's PC is telling. Now, can you recreate the problem with the L100? If you plug it into another person's PC, will you have the same problem?