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XP71 USB connection will not allow me to down load to

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XP71 USB connection will not allow me to down load to computer.
Message on camera screen --- USB.
Bought new lead but same instruction.
Advise Please, with thanks.
Carol .

Hi there and welcome Carol

Are you on a windows or mac computer and which version?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi again Widows 7


Connect the camera then click start, computer

In the new window click on computer

tell me what drives and devices are listed there please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Windows C
Data D

ok, can you connect it to a different USB port on the computer and tell me if you see an additional device appear please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Connected to two other usb ports and no change.

when you connect the camera, are you pressing the play button on the camera?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, not the play button, just the "on" button. Screen on camera shows USB. Shall I try the play button now

yes please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Screen went blank on camera and no change to drives displayed on PC


Do you have another computer there?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Can you take the memory card out of the camera, insert it into the computer and tell me if the computer can read the photos directly from the card please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Computer does not have card slot but have tried that already with a card reader and no problem seeing photos

ok, remove the card, then on the camera go to the setup menu and perform a reset.

Once done, put the memory card back in the camera and try to connect it to the computer

Let me know the results please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All done but everything as before

ok, click start, right click computer and select manage

Then click on device manager

Do you see anything listed with a ! next to it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
nothing like !

ok, right click the computer at the top there and choose Scan for new hardware

Tell me if anything appears please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can't see a SCAN option in that panel

you need to right click the computer in device manager, right at the top, then you will see it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Further down that list is Portable devices, Various cameras appear there with a !

ok, download and install the studio from my link below

Once done, open the software and tell me if it sees the camera please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All done but still no success


It is the internal usb port that has faulted. Everything else has been ruled out

I am really sorry about this and you are going to have to return the camera to have it replaced. It will be covered by the warranty if this has not expired, and the replacement will be done at no cost to you. If the warranty has expired, I advise to get this unit to connect to your computer to read the memory card

And get the photos this way instead

I am really sorry about this, and if you have problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

And if you can take a second to rate my service by clicking one of the stars at the top of the page, then submit, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you Richard for all your many attempts to sort the problem.My husband arrived home 10 mins ago and has successfully down loaded on to his computer all photos.
Both camera and lead work---- now I am as puzzled as you must be.Kind regards Carol

so it just started working?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
on his pc but not mine.And I have rated you full stars.

on your computer, go back to device manager

Then right click on each device with a ! next to it and select uninstall.

Then restart the computer, connect the camera and see if it now works please