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Old December 29th 07, 11:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Tnafbrat
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Default My Fujifilm Digital Camera and my PC don't want to talk

I've installed the software, downloaded the Win 98 drivers from fujifilm,
installed them, etc yet when I plug my camera into the usb port & turn it on
I get a communications error. The port works on my other usb devices and the
camera/usb cable works on other computers. I'm banging my head .... Any Help
out there?
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Old December 29th 07, 11:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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"Tnafbrat" wrote in message
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I've installed the software, downloaded the Win 98 drivers from fujifilm,
installed them, etc yet when I plug my camera into the usb port & turn it

on
I get a communications error. The port works on my other usb devices and

the
camera/usb cable works on other computers. I'm banging my head .... Any

Help
out there?



It's usually a lot easier to just get a card reader


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Old December 29th 07, 11:41 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Is a card reader similar to a usb hub?

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Old December 30th 07, 12:08 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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"Tnafbrat" wrote in message
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Is a card reader similar to a usb hub?


The card reader would plug into your USB2...
get a card reader that's for the memory card inside the camera...


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Old December 30th 07, 12:13 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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The card reader would plug into your USB2...
get a card reader that's for the memory card inside the camera...




Should have said that USB1 will work too...
just quite a bit slower


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Old December 30th 07, 03:38 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 17:13:37 -0600, "philo" wrote:





The card reader would plug into your USB2...
get a card reader that's for the memory card inside the camera...




Should have said that USB1 will work too...
just quite a bit slower


I just got back from vacation, during which I bought a Fujifilm
camera. A guy I met had a messed up memory card, and his camera --
brand I don't remmeber -- and I took it to the camera store which said
he had a virus in the card, and that he must have gotten it from the
computer he used, and that this problem would be avoided by using a
card reader instead of plugging into the camera. But two guys on the
photography newsgroup said that was likely a bunch of hooey, that a
card reader wouldn't protect the camera or the card because the
computer couldn't transfer a virus to either of them. Who is right?

BTW, he didn't use a computer between the time the camera worked and
the time it didn't. He didn't even have his computer with him. He
just took pictures one day and it worked and the next day it wouldn't
work. He tried his memory card in another camera and it didn't work
there either (and he may have tried another card in his camera and it
did work.)(

The camera store said it got 150 pictures off the card and that he
could reformat it and it would be good again.

Who is telling the truth?



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Old December 30th 07, 12:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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"mm" wrote in message
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On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 17:13:37 -0600, "philo" wrote:





The card reader would plug into your USB2...
get a card reader that's for the memory card inside the camera...




Should have said that USB1 will work too...
just quite a bit slower


I just got back from vacation, during which I bought a Fujifilm
camera. A guy I met had a messed up memory card, and his camera --
brand I don't remmeber -- and I took it to the camera store which said
he had a virus in the card, and that he must have gotten it from the
computer he used, and that this problem would be avoided by using a
card reader instead of plugging into the camera. But two guys on the
photography newsgroup said that was likely a bunch of hooey, that a
card reader wouldn't protect the camera or the card because the
computer couldn't transfer a virus to either of them. Who is right?

BTW, he didn't use a computer between the time the camera worked and
the time it didn't. He didn't even have his computer with him. He
just took pictures one day and it worked and the next day it wouldn't
work. He tried his memory card in another camera and it didn't work
there either (and he may have tried another card in his camera and it
did work.)(

The camera store said it got 150 pictures off the card and that he
could reformat it and it would be good again.

Who is telling the truth?



If a computer was infected with a virus....then I suppose It's possible it
could spread to a camera's
memory card. Using a card reader would be no safer.

However...if the camera was not even connected to the computer...
the card could not have been infected with a virus.
More than likely, the file system had gotten corrupted...
possibly by removing the card while data was still being transferred.


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Old December 30th 07, 11:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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"philo" wrote:
However...if the camera was not even connected to the computer...
the card could not have been infected with a virus.
More than likely, the file system had gotten corrupted...
possibly by removing the card while data was still being transferred.

This does sound more likely .. though I suppose there might be a way for
someone to create a virus that would "move against the flow", usually, you're
transferring from the camera TO the computer and it doesn't seem logical that
a virus could move from the computer to the card or camera during that type
of transfer. Though I guess it could if you were transfering From the
computer TO the card or camera.

Thanks for the info on the readers philo. that does seem to be the easiest
solution and since all my other usb devices work fine (as well as the hub),
it seems like the perfect solution for me .... at least until I break down
and upgrade to xp ... I just HATE redoing and reloading everything. Lazy is
my middle name :P lol

mm, drop a note in here if you find out more on that.
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Old December 31st 07, 12:10 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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"Tnafbrat" wrote in message
...

"philo" wrote:
However...if the camera was not even connected to the computer...
the card could not have been infected with a virus.
More than likely, the file system had gotten corrupted...
possibly by removing the card while data was still being transferred.

This does sound more likely .. though I suppose there might be a way for
someone to create a virus that would "move against the flow", usually,

you're
transferring from the camera TO the computer and it doesn't seem logical

that
a virus could move from the computer to the card or camera during that

type
of transfer. Though I guess it could if you were transfering From the
computer TO the card or camera.

Thanks for the info on the readers philo. that does seem to be the easiest
solution and since all my other usb devices work fine (as well as the

hub),
it seems like the perfect solution for me .... at least until I break down
and upgrade to xp ... I just HATE redoing and reloading everything. Lazy

is
my middle name :P lol

mm, drop a note in here if you find out more on that.



Nothing wrong with being "lazy".
If your present machine does the job...why change things.

Anyway just check out the specs on the card reader to make sure it will work
with win98


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Old January 4th 08, 04:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
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Default My Fujifilm Digital Camera and my PC don't want to talk

On Sun, 30 Dec 2007 14:45:02 -0800, Tnafbrat
wrote:


"philo" wrote:
However...if the camera was not even connected to the computer...
the card could not have been infected with a virus.
More than likely, the file system had gotten corrupted...
possibly by removing the card while data was still being transferred.

This does sound more likely .. though I suppose there might be a way for
someone to create a virus that would "move against the flow", usually, you're
transferring from the camera TO the computer and it doesn't seem logical that
a virus could move from the computer to the card or camera during that type
of transfer. Though I guess it could if you were transfering From the
computer TO the card or camera.


Well, it wasn't I who had the problem -- I was just trying to avoid it
-- but a guy I met traveling, who says he didn't do anything, not even
open the door or remove the card, or transfer the pictures, since he
had no place to transfer them to. But he got a message on the screen
that something was messed up, and his card wouldn't work in someone
else's computer either. So it must have been messed up.

I think it is certainly likely that even the tech guy at the camera
store believed what he said. The card reader they sold me, for my
friend, and then I bought one too, was only 10 dollars. OTOH, when I
was looking at a 350 dollar camera and couldn't make up my mind, I
asked if I should ask for you (the salesman I was talking to) when I
came back, and he said it didn't matter. And I did buy it from
someone else, so unless they are very good at keeping track of who
talked the most to a customer, or at splitting commissions, they don't
get commissions. And I think it is the latter, so why lie for a 10 or
20 dollar sale? Even pros are wrong pretty often.

But I did buy the card reader, and it would especially come in handy
if I ever have to buy a second card. Of course, I would really only
need to do that if I ran out of space on the first card and DIDN"T
have a computer with me to offload the contents of the "first" card.
So I wouldn't need a card reader than either.

But is that why other people want card readers, when they have more
than one card and they want to swap cards quickly and let someone else
or themselves later spend time uploading the card to a computer or
printer??

Wasting 10 dollars doesn't bother me too much as long as I don't think
I was lied to.

Thanks for the info on the readers philo. that does seem to be the easiest
solution and since all my other usb devices work fine (as well as the hub),
it seems like the perfect solution for me .... at least until I break down
and upgrade to xp ... I just HATE redoing and reloading everything. Lazy is
my middle name :P lol

mm, drop a note in here if you find out more on that.


OK, above is probably all I will ever know. Unless I met someone who
contradicted you guys, and I doubt that will happen.

If you are inclined to email me
for some reason, remove NOPSAM :-)
 




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