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Nikon 1 V3 will not connect...


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acdoddy ( antony.dodd@gmail.com ) said:

Nikon 1 v3 with firmwear  C 1.12

BYN Premium Edition 2.0.10 - Built 2019-02-22

Windows 10

Computer connects right away, I can browse the camera SD card but when I try to connect I get this.

10:42:48  Attempting to connect camera...

10:42:49  Nikon/1V3 drivers initialized.

10:42:50  Device(V3) Module(Unknown) found!

10:42:50  PLEASE CONTACT US with the above information, looks like your we may need to make a few adjustment to fully support your camera.  We have our fingers crossed.

10:42:50  Camera Not Found!  Make sure it's connected to the PC and turned ON

 

I have tried several USB cables and both manual and auto lenses,  2 different PC's, and different shooting modes, including BULB. Always the same message.

 

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Upgrading the camera firmware could cause issues with tethering to BYN, or other apps that use the Nikon SDK. Similar issues have occurred in the past where a camera firmware update has broken the SDK. Apparently there is no way to revert to the previous firmware so you may need to wait until Nikon releases an updated SDK and BYN has incorporated the new SDK into a release.

For this reason, it is recommended to delay updating the firmware until an updated SDK has been released, or not update the firmware at all unless you have a problem that the update fixes.

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I got the log files, thank you.

I was hoping to get more info in them but I did not. My best guess is that you don't have the Microsoft C++ files installed since the Nikon module is marked as unknown.

10:42:50  Device(V3) Module(Unknown) found!

Go to the BackyardNIKON install folder and run all these files to reinstall them.

  • vcredist_x86_2010.exe
  • vcredist_x86_2012.exe
  • vcredist_x86_2013.exe
  • vcredist_x86_2015.exe
  • vcredist_x86_2017.exe

Keep us posted.

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As requested I reinstalled the above vcredist_x86_... files listed above. Still not connection to my Nikon 1 v3

I also un-installed BYN and then installed on another HD. Tried to connect. No connection...

I then ran the listed vcredist_x86 files on the new install. No connection...

Attached is the latest log file after reinstall

logfile-[20190501-13h57m51s172]-[14348]-2019-05-01.txt

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At this point the issue is the Nikon Drivers/Module not loading.  BYN can't even establish a connection because the Nikon module module is not loading :(  I'm running out of ideas.

Do you have the Nikon Capture Control installed?  If yes does it connect to their own software?

Regards,

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Guylain,

Thanks for the files... unfortunately still no connect. 

I did install a trial version of Nikon Camera Control Pro and it connects fine. I have a screen capture of the connection. I have also attached a the latest log file. 

I tried loading Nikon Capture then BYN, BYN on top of Nikon Capture ++ combos. Still no joy

Thanks 

nikon_capture (1 of 1).jpg

logfile-[20190502-09h11m46s740]-[14764]-2019-05-02.txt

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Guylain,

Making progress. The latest version connects right away. Frame and Focus,  LiveView work.

I created a small capture plan with the camera in BULB.  When I click Start Capture it seems to abort right away. I tried with save file to PC, PC + Camera, and Camera. Same result

If I try to Snap Image in Frame and Focus it shows busy and hangs there with the spinning Busy sigh. If i turn off the camera and then re-connect everything comes back. In no cases were any images saved to camera or PC.

Attached are 4 log file from this morning.

Thanks again for your help. Feels like a leap forward.

 

Antony

logfile-[20190504-10h37m35s005]-[15604]-2019-05-04.txt logfile-[20190504-10h50m05s946]-[13392]-2019-05-04.txt logfile-[20190504-10h58m33s056]-[7740]-2019-05-04.txt logfile-[20190504-10h29m28s503]-[13244]-2019-05-04.txt

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Looks like you have in-camera mirror lock enabled.  Disable it and try again.

CameraPropertyChangedArgs fired: MirrorLock           = '1'

Also, set save to PC only and set the image quality to RAW only in BYN's setting dialogue.

Regards,

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6 minutes ago, craig.dupler@gmail.com said:

Would it be possible to get a copy of this same solution?  I have two v3 bodies that I bought this past summer, supposedly as upgrades to my v2's.  I had the latest firmware installed in the V3 bodies at Glazers in Seattle.  Still nothing.  The v2's have always, and continue to work perfectly.

What are you asking for?

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There was a discussion between admin and acdoddy in this thread in early May of 2019 that Google found for me.  It sounds like you found a fix to the problem of the Nikon v3 USB not connecting with other devices.  There are scattered threads in may corners of the web with people struggling with this.  You would be amazed at the amount of yelling and screaming between folks about this, some claiming there is no issue while others (including me) are clearly frustrated.  This is the first place I've seen where it sounds like someone actually found a fix.  Whatever it is, I could use it, and it would probably be a good thing to let the folks at Nikon know about it. 

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