On Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:23:41 -0500, Unquestionably Confused
Sorry that I didn't say I had a tablet. I already have a camera
problem with a charging cable that is eithr bad or the camera's port
is bad - preventing me from uploading pics to my PC, and in fact which
shorts out something that shuts down my PC. Scary to say the least.
Woke me up to the fact that maybe these connections are fragile. Seems
thataway to me.
Anyway thank you for your response.
Have a good day.
On 3/20/2015 8:24 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Wife's W7 computer would not recognize her flip camera while my W8
machine does. I told her about your problem.
I'm going to leave a USB connector in my machine after reading this
thread to avoid this type problem.
On Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:24:14 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
If the end connectors on these USB cords are that fragile (which
surprises me), I am really concerned thata similar thing can happen
with my USB charger cord on my tablet. Good golly. If the connector
on the tabelt went bad, it would cost me some bucks.
C'est la vie I guess
On 3/20/2015 7:35 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I'd get out a good light and a magnifying glass and take a peek into the
(micro/mini depending on age) receptacle on the camera. It is possible for
the contacts inside to come loose from their plastic insulator and be
mangled. If this happened then the act of plugging the USB cord into the
camera could cause the contact(s) to short. A long shot but it will only
take a few minutes to check. If you don't know exactly what the inside
should look like I'm sure that you have something around with the same
style of receptacle or can find a picture online somewhere.
+1, and if that does not solve the issues, IMO USB port connector on the
camera could be bad, or USB controller in the camera. New cameras
now use WiFi to print or upload pictures. Look at the mini USB connector
and camera connector with mag. glass you may see some thing
Are you saying the new cameras dont have a USB connector anymore? WIFI
would be useless for me. I dont have WIFI at home, and probably never
will, because in a rural area it's not affordable. Having to go to a
public WIFI everytime I want to get photos off my camera would be a huge
I assume you can still remove the card and stick that in a card
I always use a card reader. If for no other reason, it saves the camera
On Sat, 21 Mar 2015 03:17:35 -0700 (PDT), bob_villa
My older laptop computer can connect to WIFI, which is how I watch
videos or download stuff (at the library or a fast food place). Because
I can only get dialup internet at home.
So, are you saying that if I turn on one of those cameras, it would
provide a WIFI signal, which my laptop could see? ? ? ? ?
I know my laptop (about 8 years old with Windows XP), does not send OUT
a WIFI signal, it only receives WIFI.
Those interested could go to the Canon camera site and look at specs.
There is also setting up wifi with instructions.
I sort of like just plugging devices into my computer, accessing the
picture/video files and copying what I want as some of the setups to
extract files want to plug you into the devices websites and buy
This happened when I tried to plug my wife's cell phone into my computer
and apparently you have to send them in and retrieve them from Verizon.
You could not access the files otherwise.
On Sat, 21 Mar 2015 12:38:23 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
I hate to burst your bubble, but you know a lot less than you think
you do. Ethernet is bi-directional. Wifi is ethernet. Your computer
can send and recieve data on wifi. You can print to a wifi printer.
You can send email. You can store documents on wifi enabled NAS
drives. ALL wifi enabled computers can both send and recieve.
On Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:39:28 PM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The camera specific part, I'm not the best source on because
I don't have one of those new cameras that have built-in wifi.
But since the point is to connect via wifi, I would assume it
would talk to your laptop just like a wireless printer would.
As others have pointed out, it has to be able to both send and
receive. I think what you may mean is that your PC can't serve
as a wireless access point for other devices, eg my smartphone
doesn't talk to my PC directly either. The smartphone talks to the
wireless router, the WR is connected to the PC via ethernet.
But in the case of the cameras, I would think they would have software
on both ends so that it will communicate wirelessly camera to PC.
Again, just like a wireless printer works.
On Sat, 21 Mar 2015 13:24:59 -0700 (PDT), trader_4
That is exactly what I meant. I know when I am connected to a public
WIFI I can send an email, etc. But my laptop can not provide a WIFI
signal to another device, such as a phone another computer, etc.
I really do not know much else about WIFI, except how to locate a hot
spot and use it.
On Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 4:03:18 AM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
You're confused here. The wifi for a home is just a wireless router
that you can buy for $50. It goes after your Cable or DSL modem.
Nearby PCs, printers, etc connect to the router via ethernet ports. The
WIFI part, wireless devices in the house connect to. It's your own
home version of the free internet they have at Starbucks and similar public
hot spots. There are also wifi services that cover larger public areas,
to deliver to paying customers, which is probably what you're referring to.
In my house, my wifi is used to support my smartphone and Tivo.
I have 2 laptops and a Roku running on WIFI , two desktops are hardwired
with cat5e . Right now I'm streaming music over internet radio to the laptop
out in the shop . The WIFI router is sitting on the top of my desktop cpu
and the shop is 40+ feet away . They start at under 20 bucks on eBay for
used units , new under 50 .
On Sat, 21 Mar 2015 03:02:22 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You can have wifi in the middle of the jungle, and it is VERY cheap.
Might not have internet capability, but you can still connect your
camera to your computer. Don't even need a router because you can do
wifi point to point.
On 03/20/2015 04:39 AM, email@example.com wrote:
I do with my camera, since the (Windows) software didn't work very well.
Later, when I tried Linux I found it worked perfectly with no software
I have had a similar problem, where the computer shut down. In fact, no
camera was required. Just plugging in a USB cable shut it down. It was a
defective USB port on the PC. Moving it a little (unavoidable while
plugging something in) was causing a short.
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