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June 23, 2010 10:38:01 AM

Hi, i recently got a usb cable for my Nikon Coolpix S510 because i wanted to get some photos from the internal memory, but when i connect it to the computer it doesnt do anything. The camera turns on and it just remains blank. Is the usb port on the camera broken? I tried their software too, no luck.

Thanks.
Anonymous
June 23, 2010 1:57:09 PM

Try different USB ports on the computer, or try another computer.

Sure it's the right cable ? Does the Nikon require software running on the computer ?
June 23, 2010 3:40:22 PM

The place i got it from wrote:



Compatible With:

Nikon Coolpix Series:

Coolpix 2100,Coolpix 2200
Coolpix 3100,Coolpix 3200,Coolpix 3700
Coolpix 4100,Coolpix 4200,Coolpix 4600,Coolpix 4800
Coolpix 5100,Coolpix 5200,Coolpix 5600,Coolpix 5900
Coolpix 7600,Coolpix 7900
Coolpix 8400,Coolpix 8800

Coolpix L1,Coolpix L2,Coolpix L3,Coolpix L4,Coolpix L5,Coolpix L6
Coolpix L10,Coolpix L11,Coolpix L12,Coolpix L14,Coolpix L16,Coolpix L18
Coolpix L101

Coolpix P1,Coolpix P2,Coolpix P3,Coolpix P4
Coolpix P50,Coolpix P60
Coolpix P5100,Coolpix P5000
Coolpix S2,Coolpix S4,Coolpix S10
Coolpix S200,Coolpix S210
Coolpix S500,Coolpix S510,Coolpix S520
Coolpix S600

So yea, its the right one. I also tried different ports, and i got the software called Nikon Transfer but it doesnt even detect the camera

Thanks.
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Anonymous
June 23, 2010 4:14:38 PM

Try another computer. Take it to a Nikon dealer, see if they have a cable that will work. Ask the vendor to send you another cable.

It's worth looking through the Nikon's menus for a facility to transfer images from internal memory to a card --but like many cameras the Nikon may, puzzlingly, lack that function.
June 24, 2010 8:57:14 PM

It lacks that function, il look into it
Anonymous
September 5, 2010 7:25:17 PM

thegatekeeper said:
Hi, i recently got a usb cable for my Nikon Coolpix S510 because i wanted to get some photos from the internal memory, but when i connect it to the computer it doesnt do anything. The camera turns on and it just remains blank. Is the usb port on the camera broken? I tried their software too, no luck.

Thanks.


Is it as straightforward as plugging it in your computer (which I assume is Windows based)? Some digital cameras require drivers to be installed first, otherwise Windows will screw up the detection.
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