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    E5 Will Not Connect To Computer

    My E5 has stopped connecting to my computer and I do not know why or how to fix it. The problem is that that when I connect the camera to the USB port and select STORAGE, the screen on the camera says ONE MOMENT, but that is all. The red LED light that normally flashes doesn't and the computer doesn't recognise the camera. I have tried changing the CF card to an SD card, but this made no difference. Has this happened to anyone before and if so how did they fix it?
    I'd appreciate any help to fix this.

    P.S. I have tried connecting another camera to the computer and it works fine.

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    Re: E5 Will Not Connect To Computer

    OK folks, panic over. I managed to get another lead and that has fixed it. I did not suspect the lead at all because I only bought it 2 months ago, but I suppose I went for a cheap option and this is what happens.....you get what you pay for!

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    Re: E5 Will Not Connect To Computer

    Ahhhh, it has happened again and this time with the new lead. I was using the camera connected to the IMac, uploading some pictures to Lightroom. I then disconnected the camera, but then reconnected to load up some more pictures. The camera would then not connect and displayed the same problems as before. I have tried using all available USB sockets, but no joy. (I even tried the old lead again, but alas...).

    I have resorted to loading the pictures through a card reader on my printer. I thought switching from Windows to Mac would be a step in the right direction, but I seem to be faced with problems and delays every time I try to use the IMac.

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    Re: E5 Will Not Connect To Computer

    I prefer to use a card reader anyhow, but the CF card reader shouldn't be the shallow type where it becomes easier to damage the pins in the reader, but the deeper type (which is likely what the printer has) as it guides the card into the pins more reliably.
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    Re: E5 Will Not Connect To Computer

    Does the E-5 connect to a PC, or does it have the same problems as with the iMac? The problem could unfortunately be with the connector on the camera. If this is the case, the only fix would be a repair to the camera.

    For uploading photos, a card reader is generally easier and faster. If the one on your printer is inconvenient, separate USB card readers (even name-brand ones) are cheap and easy to find, typically $15 or less. As long as you don't need the connector on the camera for something else (like updating firmware), a dedicated card reader would solve the problem.

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    Re: E5 Will Not Connect To Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by hschnee View Post
    Does the E-5 connect to a PC, or does it have the same problems as with the iMac? The problem could unfortunately be with the connector on the camera. If this is the case, the only fix would be a repair to the camera.

    For uploading photos, a card reader is generally easier and faster. If the one on your printer is inconvenient, separate USB card readers (even name-brand ones) are cheap and easy to find, typically $15 or less. As long as you don't need the connector on the camera for something else (like updating firmware), a dedicated card reader would solve the problem.

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    That's what happened to my E-520 & how I got around it.
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    Re: E5 Will Not Connect To Computer

    Thanks for the replies. This is a really strange problem that I seem to have been having since I converted to an IMac from a PC last October. When I connected the E5 to one of the rear USB3 ports on the IMac the photos would transfer normally, but then on one occasion the transfer stopped after about 30 pictures had been transferred and the computer informed me the camera had been disconnected. When I tried to reconnect the camera by turning off and on again, and every other way of setting up a connection, the camera would not connect. I then tried connecting it using a USB 2 bank I had connected to the IMac and hey presto all OK. The problem that has since occurred does not happen half way through a transfer, but seems to happen after a process has completed which is most confusing; it works one minute and then not the next. I have not been able to rule out the camera, the lead or the computer and so I have given up on the camera connecting method of transfer and resorted to using the card reader. Technology will be the death of us!!

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    Re: E5 Will Not Connect To Computer

    I don't believe the E-5 benefits from USB3 anyhow (but I could be wrong) so if it works fine in the USB2 then that's fine, but... if you get a USB3 card reader, then the files will download much quicker.
    Ross
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    Re: E5 Will Not Connect To Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    I don't believe the E-5 benefits from USB3 anyhow (but I could be wrong) so if it works fine in the USB2 then that's fine, but... if you get a USB3 card reader, then the files will download much quicker.
    I don't think so either. But I can confirm that the first time you download a bunch of RAW files with a USB-3 CF card reader and a fast CF card, you will be grinning from ear to ear. The trick is to buy the fastest CF card you can, even though the E-5 doesn't need that speed. It's the card read speed that allows the USB-3 reader to work at the hard-drive I/O-type speeds. The first time I tried the USB-3 reader I used the old CF card I'd been using in the E-5 and the download speed didn't change.

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    Re: E5 Will Not Connect To Computer

    I know this is an old discussion, but I just discovered that cables with RF chokes (the cylindrical lump in the cable) won't allow me to connect my PC to the E-5, which I want to do for tethered shooting. I have to use one of the cables without the lump.

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