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D7100 won't connect

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BYN won't connect to my D7100. I've tried several cables. Updated to the newest camera firmware (it wouldn't connect with the older firmware either), tried reinstalling BYN. What should I try next? I should add that the version of BYN I'm using is 2.0.10.

 

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On 5/8/2019 at 8:55 PM, rbtparr55 said:

I can try that, but looking closer at the before mentioned message, it was dated at over a year ago.

It is working now. As it turns out, Windows became corrupted prior to the installation of BYN. I had to reinstall but thanks the stars for cloud backup of my files. Thanks for your help.

 

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This has been discussed numerous times in other threads, but in case you don't know...You need to make sure that the memory card in the camera is empty or nearly so. If the memory card has lots of images, the Nikon SDK can take a long time, perhaps a couple of minutes, to connect as it goes through the process of indexing all the images. There is nothing that BYN can do to bypass this process. The easiest workaround is to keep the memory card close to empty of images.

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3 hours ago, astroman133 said:

This has been discussed numerous times in other threads, but in case you don't know...You need to make sure that the memory card in the camera is empty or nearly so. If the memory card has lots of images, the Nikon SDK can take a long time, perhaps a couple of minutes, to connect as it goes through the process of indexing all the images. There is nothing that BYN can do to bypass this process. The easiest workaround is to keep the memory card close to empty of images.

I did not know this, but both cards were formatted prior to attempting a connection with BYN. So....that isn't the problem. I didn't mention it in the original post, but I'm running Windows 10.

 

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The D7100 is a circa 2013 camera. You might try older drivers when you connect, even though you upgraded the firmware. Also, you might try disabling WiFi in the camera prior to tethering the camera to the PC and initially connecting with a short USB cable that is known to be good.

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14 minutes ago, astroman133 said:

The D7100 is a circa 2013 camera. You might try older drivers when you connect, even though you upgraded the firmware. Also, you might try disabling WiFi in the camera prior to tethering the camera to the PC and initially connecting with a short USB cable that is known to be good.

Tried two other shorter cables. No luck. But the camera does show up in Device Manager. I would assume that means the cables are good. The camera does not have wifi, so that isn't it either. Also tried the older drives, still no luck.

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In your log file there is no evidence that the Nikon SDK is seeing the camera so it looks to me like you have a setting in your camera that may prevent the SDK to see it.  There should be a message in there saying the Nikon module is loaded after the "Nikon/D7100 drivers initialized" and there is not.

2019-05-08 17:36:08,861 [Main] DEBUG - Nikon drivers 'Type0010_D7100/C:\Program Files (x86)\BackyardNIKONv2.0\Nikon\Type0010_D7100\Type0010.md3' is loading...
2019-05-08 17:36:08,887 [Main] INFO  - Nikon drivers 'Type0010_D7100/C:\Program Files (x86)\BackyardNIKONv2.0\Nikon\Type0010_D7100\Type0010.md3' initialized.
2019-05-08 17:36:09,240 [Main] INFO  - Nikon/D7100 drivers initialized.
2019-05-08 17:36:16,751 [Main] INFO  - Camera Not Found!  Make sure it's connected to the PC and turned ON :)

Try a camera factory reset and try again.

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6 minutes ago, admin said:

Also, how long is your USB cable and are you using a HUB or are you connecting the camera directly into the computer USB port?

Tried the reset. No luck. The cable I'm using is about 30" long. I've tried three different cables of various length. The one I'm using now is the shortest. I'm not using a hub and I've tried all of the USB connection on my laptop.

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When I bring up Windows Device Manager I can see the camera listed under USB devices. But, when I look in Explores, I don't see the camera listed as an additional drive. So I can't transfer files from the camera to my hard drive. Digging further within Device Manager I found the following:  "Device USB\VID_04B0&PID_0430\2510246 requires further installation."  Any Ideas?

 

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I'm not sure where to go from here.

Do you have another PC to try it on to see if you get the same driver "requires further installation" message?

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6 minutes ago, admin said:

I'm not sure where to go from here.

Do you have another PC to try it on to see if you get the same driver "requires further installation" message?

I can try that, but looking closer at the before mentioned message, it was dated at over a year ago.

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You may want to Reload the NIKON Drivers for Windows, again.  Windows may have blocked one or more of the component files - something that unfortunately happens as Windows Updates try to do background Driver Updates.

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14 hours ago, rbtparr55 said:

It is working now. As it turns out, Windows became corrupted prior to the installation of BYN. I had to reinstall but thanks the stars for cloud backup of my files. Thanks for your help.

 

Glad you got it to work.

 

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