Nikon Coolpix 2100 connecting to Dim 8250: USB device not recognized


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Nikon Coolpix 2100 connecting to Dim 8250: USB device not recognized

  • I have trouble connecting Nikon Coolpix 2100 digicam to Dimension 8250 (Win XP Home/BIOS A02) which has VIA USB controllers. Everytime I try, I get the task bar error popup "USB device not recognized". I have tried the same camera with another generic desktop (Win XP Pro) and a Compaq notebook (Win 2000 Pro) with Intel USB controllers and they both work very fine.

    I have updated the VIA Integrated USB 2.0 drivers from without success. Nkon Tech Support says this is known issue with VIA controllers for their Coolpix 2100/3100 cameras. The problem occurs on both USB Mass Storage and PTP connections.

    Anyone knows a workaround for this problem?

    Thanks in advance.



  • vmtsys,

    If they said it was a known issue and did not give you a work around or fix then  there probably isn't one.

    I would try a PCI USB card to see if that would work.

  • Not sure what type card your camera uses. I would use a card reader as the input device.

    Some people do it by choice believing they are saving wear and tear on their camera.

    I want to wear my camera out so I can justify buying the next bigger and better one.

    But it might be the easiest solution for you.

  • LittleAdvice and cyber_surfer, appreciate your input.

    In fact I was leaning towards the card reader soultion 'cos it does transfers faster and saves battery too! (I like your wear 'n' tear idea so that I too can justify my next big thing purchase :)) I am specifically interested in Lexar RW018 USB 2.0 multi-card reader. Any experiences with using this device on 8250?

    BTW, my camera uses CompactFlash cards. I am currently using two Lexar cards - 16MB 8x (supplied with camera) and 128MB 12x (Lexar is the make recommended by Nikon).