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D5100 not connecting

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I am having difficulties with BYN not being able to find my D5100. I have had a few sporadic connections, but now no connections at all.

I am running a MacBook Pro with Windows 10 under Parallels. I have verified that other Windows programs can connect reliably (APT, SGP), as well as Mac programs (AstroDSLR). BYN - despite being the coolest of the bunch - is the only one I'm having trouble with.

Thanks for any help you can provide!

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Your suggestion about using the default drivers solved my problem! I just assumed that since my camera is pre-2015 I should use the pre-2015 drivers. I must have done a firmware update since then.

Thanks for all your help, and for a great product. I really enjoyed the demo video you did on the Astro Imaging Channel!

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Got the log files.  Unfortunately the log file indicates that Nikon SDK is not seeing the camera. 

Please try the camera on a native Windows OS and see if it works there first.

 

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Also, I see form the log file that you are choosing the "Nikon2015" when connecting your camera.

Did you try the default "Nikon" drivers in BYN when connecting your camera?

Regards,

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I have both a Nikon d3100 and d5100. I cannot get either to connect to the Nikon backyard software. Can you give me some ideas on what might be going on? I followed the instructions on the failure notice. I noticed that it seems the d31XX which I assume is the same as my d3100 won't work with this application. Also, I was trying to find the logs for this, I cannot find a file folder named "my pictures". I did find a file folder for backyard Nikon in my program files. 

I'm running windows 10 on my personal HP laptop at home. 

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27 minutes ago, cpfalzgraf99 said:

I have both a Nikon d3100 and d5100. I cannot get either to connect to the Nikon backyard software. Can you give me some ideas on what might be going on? I followed the instructions on the failure notice. I noticed that it seems the d31XX which I assume is the same as my d3100 won't work with this application. Also, I was trying to find the logs for this, I cannot find a file folder named "my pictures". I did find a file folder for backyard Nikon in my program files. 

I'm running windows 10 on my personal HP laptop at home. 

 

Please start a new thread in the future as this thread has been marked as solve by the OP.

The D3100 will not work as you found out.

The D5100 should work, in fact I have one and it does connect.

Does windows even see the D5100 camera?

 

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BYN uses the Nikon SDK to manage communication with a camera. The Nikon SDK is provided by Nikon. 

The problem with the 3X00 models is that Nikon does not support them in the SDK. If they did, BYN would most likely also support them.

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