Vista not recognizing my Kodak camera

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by Brennie, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Brennie

    Brennie Guest

    I hope someone here can help me. My digital camera won't do anything
    when I plug the usb cord into my pc. I did go to and download
    the compatiable Vista software for my camera and didn't use the cd that
    came with it..the kodak easyshare is there on my computer and seems
    fine. But when I connected my camera it did nothing when I opened the
    program and clicked view and then transfer...a box came up telling me to
    connect my cables...but they were connected. My cables are new just out
    of package but are about 1 year old as is my camera.

    Thanks for any help,
    Brennie, Nov 23, 2007
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  2. Brennie

    JW Guest

    Was your camera turned on?
    Is the card in it formatted for Windows?
    JW, Nov 23, 2007
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  3. Brennie

    Brennie Guest

    JD....yes my camera was on...I'm not sure what card you are talking
    about other then the SD card I use for the pictures? Thank you for
    responding. Have you had this problem?
    Brennie, Nov 23, 2007
  4. Brennie

    Ryka Guest

    My Kodak has an EasyShare dock - does your camera need to plug into a dock
    and the dock then plugged into your computer?
    Ryka, Nov 24, 2007
  5. Brennie

    JW Guest

    No, I have not had this problem with my SD card in my Kodak camera.
    When I got the SD card I formatted in Fat32 format in Windows before I
    installed it in my camera.
    JW, Nov 24, 2007
  6. Brennie

    caretaker Guest

    Vista has problems with some ( a lot) of Kodak Cameras the best solution
    may be to get an $10.00 dollar card reader
    caretaker, Nov 24, 2007
  7. Brennie

    Brennie Guest

    Okay...a card reader..can I get this anywhere and do I have to have
    someone come and install it?
    Brennie, Nov 24, 2007
  8. Brennie

    JW Guest

    I forgot that the camera also has a small amount of built in memory. I
    added a much larger SD card to my Easy Share camera and use it instead of
    the built in memory.
    With your camera on and not connected to your computer what happens when you
    connect it to the USB connection? Do you get an alert that a new device is
    If yes you can just Windows Explorer to get to the pictures in the camera It
    will show up as an external drive.
    JW, Nov 24, 2007
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    Andrew Guest

    I am allso having the same problem all of a sudden.. i have never had a
    problem with vista and my kodak till just now but when i turn it on and it is
    plugged it says it cant install the correct drivers for the camera why would
    it all of a sudden not be able to when it had worked before?
    Andrew, Dec 17, 2007
  10. Brennie

    caretaker Guest

    Vista sees Kodak as Spyware, what the Kodac software that comes with
    your camera is. but if you use a card reader and forget about your
    internal memory it works fine. just plug in the reader and your SD card
    then go to "my computer" and you should see it there.
    caretaker, Dec 17, 2007
  11. Brennie

    Jacee Guest

    You can also use the USB cord....plug it into your camera first, then
    your computer. Next, turn the camera *on* "Auto". Either a window will
    pop up for 'auto play' or it will be in your taskbar. Click on -Import

    You may also have to click on Start > Computer.. in order to see if
    your camera is recognized. It should show up in portable devices.

    You don't need to install the drivers, Vista should recognize the
    Jacee, Dec 18, 2007
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