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Why won't my laptop recognize my Nikon D40x?

Asked by TitsMcGhee (8255points) April 30th, 2009

I have my Nikon D40x connected to my computer with a camera cord in the USB port. For some reason, it will not show up in my finder window under the Devices, however. The camera is on, the battery is charged. I know it isn’t the camera or the cord because I tested it in my roommate’s laptop and it worked. I also tested my external hard drive in my port, and it was able to mount. Is there any way I can make my computer find this device so that I can retrieve photos? Another thing to note: when I turn off the camera or disconnect the cord, the computer still realizes that I am removing a device. I just can’t make it show up!

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kenmc's avatar

Are you shooting in RAW?

fluthermaster12103's avatar

your system might not support it.check on the pox or parcel that it cam in and see if your sytem supports the driver.if you dont have a driver for it then look and like and serch for D40x driver for so n so.

hope this helps if now then e-mail me at

TitsMcGhee's avatar

@boots: Negative. I’m shooting JPEG fine, and sometimes JPG normal.

@fluthermaster12103: My system should, and I have opened it on this computer before with no issues.

fluthermaster12103's avatar

oh and i also had the same problem with my cam so try whats above and see if that is the problem

fluthermaster12103's avatar

try and see is you saved them to another file or the firewall isent alowing you to show them this could work or not but try it i will look on line to see if i can find any info on this subject

TitsMcGhee's avatar

If it matters, the same thing is true of my SD card reader; it lights up, but won’t appear in my finder window, and, when removed, I get a ‘device removal’ message.

fluthermaster12103's avatar

it might be some where in another file and not the inder window ya i know it does not make a bit of since what i just said lol but see if you can find it in another file

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Check online for a driver.

tanzensmommy's avatar

I have the same problem with my Nikon D40x. I think its the usb port of the actual camera! I use to have to hold it in and now it wont work at all.

seng's avatar

I had that problem with my D40X too (I use an Apple computer). I went through the menu on the camera to change the USB setting and that took care of the problem.

On the camera:
-menu button
-wrench symbol
-I switched from MTP/PTP to Mass Storage, then the Nikon D40X icon started showing up on my computer screen again.

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