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Unable to Connect Nikon D600



Nikon D600 won’t connect on my laptop but connects on my desktop. Laptop is Windows 10, 64 bit, BYN 2.0.9. Camera has original firmware. Both computers have the same C++ redistributable. Laptop recognizes the D600 as a camera. I’ve used this same laptop with the same camera and BYN many times in the past. Tried 3 different USB ports on the laptop. Camera battery is fully charged and memory card is empty, again it connects on the desktop. Attached are two logs, earlier shows successful connection while log later that same day shows no connection. I’ve looked at the forum for clues but haven’t found anything that might help. As a side note, during the start-up, at the bottom of the camera selection grid I choose “Don’t show me this again” since then I’ve had the connection issue. I’ve uninstalled BYN and reinstalled but it never shows the camera selection grid. What can I do?



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When you re-install BYN to the same folder it uses the same preferences again.

To get BYN to ask you what SDK you want to try to connect with you need to tick the Ask for camera drivers checkbox on the Advanced Settings screen.

Also, please refrain from attaching your log files to forum posts. In the How Tos forum there is a post that outlines how to send log files to Guylain for review.

BTW, the log file is saying that it cannot find the camera. See the fragment below:

2018-12-08 09:42:46,796 [Main] INFO  - Attempting to connect camera...
2018-12-08 09:42:46,806 [Main] INFO  - Camera action fired: 'MaestroChoose'
2018-12-08 09:42:46,846 [Main] DEBUG - Nikon drivers 'Type0008_D600/C:\Program Files (x86)\BackyardNIKONv2.0\Nikon2015\Type0008_D600\Type0008.md3' is loading...
2018-12-08 09:42:47,995 [Main] INFO  - Nikon drivers 'Type0008_D600/C:\Program Files (x86)\BackyardNIKONv2.0\Nikon2015\Type0008_D600\Type0008.md3' initialized.
2018-12-08 09:42:48,035 [Main] INFO  - Nikon2015/D600 drivers initialized.
2018-12-08 09:42:55,561 [Main] INFO  - Camera Not Found!  Make sure it's connected to the PC and turned ON :)
2018-12-08 09:42:55,646 [Main] INFO  - Camera state changed: 'Disconnected'
2018-12-08 09:42:55,956 [Main] INFO  - -----------------------------------
2018-12-08 09:42:55,956 [Main] INFO  - Application state changed: 'Disconnected'
2018-12-08 09:42:56,108 [Main] ERROR - Camera Not Found!  Make sure it's connected to the PC and turned ON :)
2018-12-08 09:42:56,113 [Main] ERROR -    at BinaryRivers.Camera.Nikon.NikonCameraManager.Choose(String drivername)
   at BinaryRivers.Camera.Nikon.CameraController.Choose(String drivername)
   at BinaryRivers.Orchestrator.MaestroCameraDslrExtension.CameraChoose(Maestro maestro, String drivername)

I am not a Nikon owner so I don't know if the Nikon2015 driver set is correct for the D600. I would compare with what works on your other PC. I would also try a different USB port on the laptop.

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I understand that the log file says it can't find the camera which is essentially my issue. The laptop responds with an acknowledgement each time the camera is turned it on and sees it as a camera so the communication is established. Also, as stated in my write-up I tried three different USB ports on the laptop with the same result.

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OK, sorry that I missed that you have tried different USB ports.

Also, if I understand correctly, BYN used to connect to your camera from the laptop, but suddenly quit. What changed? A Windows Update?

When you plug the USB cable into the computer and the camera and power the camera on, does the camera show up in the Windows Device Manager device list? If not, there is no way that BYN will connect.

Also, it connects with your other computer, but with the same cable? Have you verified that the USB ports are working by connecting other devices to them? The D600 was released in 2012, so it appears that you are using the correct version of the SDK (2015 and earlier).


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6 minutes ago, simi_skies said:

I tried to connect using the Nikon drivers and it connected, repeatedly. It's a Nikon D600 with the old original sw why does to work with Nikon drivers and not Nikon 2015, seems counter intuitive?

Be it as it may, It's Nikon's SDK.  The have improved the most current SDK (called Nikon in BYN) dramatically in recent years to the point where even older cameras will now connect... it was not the case a few years ago... hence the need to be backward compatibility by including the Nikon2015 SDK version in BYN.


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