I have an old Canon SD1000 Power Shot (Digital Elph) camera that I
really love, and have used much. Now I am having a unique problem
with its USB connection to my W7 PC. I use that to upload its pics to
my PC, but now every time I plug it up, it immediately shuts the
camera down (off) and sometimes the PC too (which could corrupt the PC
OS I'm thinking). The same cord is used with an adapter to charge the
camera, and that seems to work fine. This has started out of the
blue, and seems to do this every time.
I can still upload pics from the camera by removing its SD card and
mounting same in the PC.
Has anyone experienced a similar problem with PC USB connection from a
device like my camera? I sure haven't. Yes, I have tried other USB
ports on my PC.
On Fri, 20 Mar 2015 03:23:47 -0700 (PDT), bob_villa
I thought of that.
Two things -
I had two cords that 'fit' - both did same thing.
I had one of the cords hand-labelled to id it - so I am sure it is the
one I have always used before.
I was really quite shocked that this happened. I have used USB cords
much before with cell phone and other device. Never experienced this
On Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:59:14 -0700 (PDT), bob_villa
I tried it on a second W7 PC I have, and it worked just fine - no
problems. I tried to make it fail by jiggling the two cable ends and
by switching USB ports.
Then, take this -
I re-tried all this on yesterday's PC and it worked just fine too. Go
figure. I could not make things fail - especially the immediate shut
down which I was really worried about.
So - thanks for your responses. I'll watch this and hope it doesn't
happen again. I can't take it at my age.
Don't rule out defective USB ports. I've lost one of three on my
netbook and both front ports on my desktop box. Mobo mfrs are not shy
about saving $$ by using really cheap mounted USB connectors. I now
use a USB hub to save the computer port connectors from overuse.
I am concerned now about the connection on my Galaxy tablet. If in
fact the connector on my camera is the culprit, and I think it is, I
can get by by uploading the pics from the memory card in the camera
by physically placing that card into the SC card reader on my PC. Not
too much work and very infrequent anyway.
BUT the cord/connector on the Galaxy is another matter. Heck I am
regularly charging my Galaxy with it. Plus connecting my Galaxy to my
PC. If the tablet connector goes South, then I will have to get it
repaired, else my tablet is out of commission. I have no idea what a
repair would cost, but I fear it would not be trivial.
Thanks for responses.
On Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:57:54 -0500, Unquestionably Confused
Is this what you are talking about ?
It is for a Xperia Z3 Z1 Z2 Z Ultra L39H L50W XL39H
I couldn't find a magneic adapter for a Galaxy Tab4.
I can't even imagine how such a thing would work.
On 3/28/2015 8:11 AM, snipped-for-privacy@Blech.com wrote:
Ah, you never specified what device you had. Samsung Galaxy refers to
more than just their tablets.
I have looked at the 3rd party cases/accessories which permit charging
the unit by induction. Briefly considered getting one for my smart
phone but the cost was more than I cared to spend. I wasn't that
concerned (and I'm still not) with messing up the USB port but I found
the ability to just lay the phone down on something similar to a mouse
pad to charge it was appealing (but not THAT appealing<g>)
They work by replacing the battery with one that supports charging by
inductance or, in the case of some of the earlier models of the Galaxy
Tab by plugging in (semi-permanently) a charging dongle to the Tab and
then laying the dongle on the charging pad (dumb idea IMO, sort of a
"look at the neat but impractical trick I can do with my Tab<g>)
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