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Issue setting up digitial picture frame

by rdw72777 / December 16, 2007 4:05 AM PST

Howdy all.

I bought a 7" Trutech digital picture frame at Target. I have downloaded all of my photos in JPEG format and have moved them to a Sandisk Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive. When I put the flash drive in the picture frame, the flash drive lights up for a few seconds, goes dark, but doesn't play any pictures.

Any ideas for troubleshooting this. I have followed instructions to a T yet it doesn't work. product support is closed on weekends and I'd like to get this done today.


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(NT) Now try it on a SD media card.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2007 7:30 AM PST
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Same problem here
by stumpedintx / December 22, 2007 3:19 PM PST

Did you ever figure it out? I bought the same frame and flash drive and have the same problem. I know I can use an SD card but my camera uses a memory stick and I'm trying to load older pics onto the frame, not the ones directly from the memory stick in my camera. Doesn't look good so far.

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Card Reader/Writer
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 22, 2007 11:01 PM PST
In reply to: Same problem here

You can use your computer to write the photo files to the SD memory card if you buy a card reader/writer.

They cost about $20 at any store that sells digital cameras.
Here are samples of the various types of card reader/writers available:


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Just bought different USB's
by rdw72777 / December 26, 2007 11:08 PM PST
In reply to: Card Reader/Writer

I bought cheaper USB and worked fine. The more expensive ones have pre-loaded software that causes issues. So for once, the cheaper alternative (i.e. inexpensive USB sticks) are the solution.

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Thanks For The Feedback
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 26, 2007 11:30 PM PST

I have run into that preloaded software before too.

I wish they would quit that.

I don't find it useful.


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I'll try that
by stumpedintx / December 27, 2007 9:29 AM PST

Which one did you end up buying? I'll go out looking again but after buying the SD card (I don't have a reader/writer) and the sandisk flash drive i'm ready to be done with least if I know which brand to look for it'll be over.....thanks for the info.

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Go cheap
by rdw72777 / December 27, 2007 10:26 PM PST
In reply to: I'll try that

My guess is it really doesn't matter. I bought a 2 gig Sony at Target for like $30-40. So long as it doesn't have pre-loaded sofware, I think buy the smallest (in terms of memory) one you can that comes from a company you've actually heard of. That was what i did.

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