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Nikon D5600 previously worked but now does not connect now.


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I want to keep Backyard Nikon but can't if the Camera doesn't connect. I have rebooted multiple times over a period of three days and turned the camera on and off multiple times. The camera is recognized with NINA.

I thought the problem could be with the ASCOM DSLR.Camera driver so I uninstalled it. Ideas?

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BackyardNikon does not use the ASCOM DSLR camera driver. However only a single application at a time can connect to the camera. So one reason why BYN is unable to connect could be because some other application, like NINA, is already connected.

Also, it may be that you need to allow some time, perhaps up to a couple of minutes between when you shut NINA down and when BYN will be able to connect.

When you plug the cable from the camera into the PC and power the camera on, you should see the camera in the Windows Device Manager. If not, there is no way that the Nikon SDK or any programs that use it will be able to connect. If you do see the camera in the Device Manager as an imaging device, then there must be some other issue.

One thing that we tend to  forget about is that you need to have the SD card in the camera empty or almost empty of images. If the card has lots of images  then BYN can take an unexpectedly long time to connect. This is due to the design of the Nikon SDK and there is nothing BYN can do about it. I would suggest having a small, spare SD card that you keep empty and insert into the camera before you try to use BYN.

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6 minutes ago, astroman133 said:

BackyardNikon does not use the ASCOM DSLR camera driver. However only a single application at a time can connect to the camera. So one reason why BYN is unable to connect could be because some other application, like NINA, is already connected.

Also, it may be that you need to allow some time, perhaps up to a couple of minutes between when you shut NINA down and when BYN will be able to connect.

When you plug the cable from the camera into the PC and power the camera on, you should see the camera in the Windows Device Manager. If not, there is no way that the Nikon SDK or any programs that use it will be able to connect. If you do see the camera in the Device Manager as an imaging device, then there must be some other issue.

One thing that we tend to  forget about is that you need to have the SD card in the camera empty or almost empty of images. If the card has lots of images  then BYN can take an unexpectedly long time to connect. This is due to the design of the Nikon SDK and there is nothing BYN can do about it. I would suggest having a small, spare SD card that you keep empty and insert into the camera before you try to use BYN.

I tried all that. I've started fresh without loading anything at all first. The camera is recognized by Windows. I'll try reinstalling. Thank you. Good information.

 

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