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iPhoto doesn't recognize Sony MVC CD300

by timztoyz / February 18, 2005 3:40 PM PST

I just upgraded to a Dual 2 GHz PowerPC G5 (Mac) using OS 10.3.8 with iPhoto 4.0.3 and now I can't download photos from my Sony MVC CD300. When I first connect the USB cable from the camera to the G5, I get a message stating: "You have inserted a disk containing no volumes that Mac OS X can read. To continue with the disk inserted, click ignore." However, when I click Ignore, nothing happens.
I previously owned a PowerPC G4 that used OS 9.2 and my camera would either download or I could insert the mini-CD into my optical drive and read the images on it.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Will upgrading to iPhoto 5 resolve the problem?

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Mac Software
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / February 18, 2005 10:27 PM PST
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Problem solved!!! iPhoto wouldn't recognize Sony MVC CD30
by timztoyz / February 19, 2005 9:35 PM PST
In reply to: Mac Software

Although I had searched Apple's Support site, I decided to give it one more shot and I stumbled across a new page entitled "iPhoto: Troubleshooting Camera Connections."

Even though Sony Mavica digital cameras are listed as compatible with iPhoto, the camera has to be set to Picture-Transfer-Protocol (PTP) before you can download. In addition, you will need to open Image Capture in the Applications folder. As soon as these steps were taken, the camera was recognized by iPhoto and all photos downloaded into Image Capture.

That's one big sign of relief!

Thanks for your suggestion, snapshot2 -- I will post the problem and the solution to the Mac application & utilities forum.

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / February 19, 2005 10:59 PM PST

Thanks for the feedback and the solution.

I am sure others will run into this same problem.


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