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Nikon Capture Camera Control won't find D200

Carsten Bockermann , Jan 16, 2006; 07:34 a.m.

Hi All,

for a few hours I've been trying to get Nikon Capture Camera Control (under Windows XP) to work with my D200. The camera's USB mode is set to 'PTP' and the connection seems to work (when I power up the D200 I get a message box asking me for the program I want to use with it). However, Nikon Capture Camera Control tells me 'No camera was found'. Any idea on what could be wrong ?

Many thanks in advance

Carsten

http://www.cabophoto.com/

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Bernard Frank , Jan 16, 2006; 07:51 a.m.

Is it directly plugged into your computer's USB port? No hub, no extension, no keyboard port? That could be the problem.

Carsten Bockermann , Jan 16, 2006; 08:00 a.m.

Yes, no hub. It's plugged straight into a USB 2.0 connector. XP recognizes the camera, but Nikon Capture Camera Control won't...

Carsten

Michael Bradtke , Jan 16, 2006; 08:48 a.m.

Are you using the newest version of Capture?

Carsten Bockermann , Jan 16, 2006; 09:06 a.m.

I'm using 4.4.0

Carsten

Frank Skomial , Jan 16, 2006; 09:46 a.m.

Try Nikon Capture Editor, and your Nikon camera will be found. like the Windows XP does.

THEN...

Nikon Capture Control requires your camera to be set in the other mode, that is not a memory device but a controlable device. There are only 2 modes on Nikon DSRLs, done on menus.

This works for me, that is switching camera USB device mode. Others, perhaps more knowledgeable, argued that switching modes was not necessary..., though did not provide directions. I have not figured yet what to do to avoid switching modes on Nikon DSLR.

Carsten Bockermann , Jan 16, 2006; 10:02 a.m.

Frank,

>>Nikon Capture Control requires your camera to be set in the other mode, that is not a memory device but a controlable device.

yes, that's PTP mode. I have tried it (it's what the manual says) and it doesn't work.....Hmmm...

Carsten

Michael Bradtke , Jan 16, 2006; 10:30 a.m.

Have you tried changing the mode from PTP to Mass storage and try downloading images from your camera to your computer. Then go back to PTP and see if Controle sees the camera? If that does not work I think I would get intouch with Nikon and ask them.

Please keep use up to date on what you find out.

Michael

Michael Axel , Jan 16, 2006; 10:58 a.m.

Carsten, I have the same problem. It still transfers images off the camera (I do have a D50 and a little 2500, so maybe that helps), but if you look at the Nikon message center, the D200 is not even listed. I tried to update my software and it said I have the newest version, so I don't know what gives.

Did you have another Nikon DSLR before getting the D200?

Frank Skomial , Jan 16, 2006; 11:46 a.m.

Carsten,

Perhaps last advice is:

1. try a different USB port. Your PC computer perhaps has 2 or 4 USB ports. It is unusual, but another port can work?

2. verify your USB ports are working, in the Windows Device Manager (no Yellow color flags attached to any USB port or driver) - the story is too long to be completely explained here. Run Add new hardware, and ask Windows to search for new devices, if it find any previously unassigned USB port.

3. Purchase a USB PCI interface board for your computer (circa $20), that will provide few more USB ports, and will download proper driver on installation - that is if you are connected to Internet at that time.

4. Have your D200 checked with a vendor, or a friend with known good USB ports on home computer.

5. Send D200 back to Nikon, after you expored all options above.


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