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Unable to detect camera / Media C-5060 Zoom

Sol k , Sep 10, 2007; 07:36 p.m.

I had ( RIP )an Olympus c-5050 Zoom camera which I used with my emac Computers ( MAC OS 10.2 & 10.3 with all updates installed). All was well and working . I was able to directly open the media cards ( Both XD and FLASH CARD ) on my desktop as an external drive , transfer the files from the media to another folder on the desktop, and later process them using my photo software of choice.

Then the c-5050 suddenly stopped working with a lens problem not retracting , as if though the lens was hit but it was not.

So I sent in the camera to Olympus and they quoted me $200 to fix it , which of course is not an intelligent choice since once its done, after 30 days one is up sh*ts creek again.

Now I figured I buy a used one and it just always was higher priced than it would cost to repair so as an alternative I bought a c-5060 zoom so that I don't have to learn everything again, thinking it basically has the same functionality.

So finally it arrived last week.

NO battery, no charger!

So a week later I got battery and charger ( not original Olympus ) and plugged the battery in and it takes pictures! ( I guess I am pretty lucky that it does) .

Comes down to downloading the images from the camera to my MAC. When I power up the camera to download , the camera ( or rather the media ) does not show up on the desktop and the camera's monitor says ( ONE MOMENT ) and it just sits there.

I tried using the CAmedia MAster software ( Version 4.1 WHich I am not sure if it is the correct version as the seller indicated that the camera comes with batter and charger and everything else and it did not ) and when attempt is made to connect and download , it comes back with a message ( UNABLE TO DETECT AN OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA)

I tried to check to see if there is any firmware update for C-5060 Zoom on Olympus site and there is none for MAC , one for PC and the update list does not include this problem.

I tried iphoto ( MAC SOFTWARE ) and iphoto is able to download the images but it will be a great pain to go through iphoto.

So does anyone know what is wrong, and how I can get this media to show on my desktop as a regular drive?

Thank you in advance for any hints or help.

Sol.

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Sol k , Sep 10, 2007; 08:06 p.m.

Ok, I am an idiot. The USB port was set to PRINTER. Solved.

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