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brrttpaul e2
3 203 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2012 8:29PM
my computer died last week so had a new one today trouble is i cant connect my camera as theres no driver now and cant find the disc, i tried the nikon site but try as i might couldnt find it, any ideas anyone?

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justin c e2
11 4.6k 36 England
28 Feb 2012 8:52PM
Buy a card reader. Far more efficient than connecting a camera every time.
sparrowhawk e2
6 268 2 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2012 10:18PM
yes definitely buy a card reader you dont have all the bother of loading software
Hobo e2
8 66 England
28 Feb 2012 10:23PM
Most new computers will have a card readers built in.......?
brrttpaul e2
3 203 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2012 10:25PM
i did think about that and will probably go down that route, but I still think Nikon are a bit tight saying its not available, even when I bought the camera (roughly 500) there was no lead supplied with it, you would have thought they would have put one in
cameracat e2
11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
29 Feb 2012 9:54AM

Quote:but I still think Nikon are a bit tight saying its not available, even when I bought the camera (roughly 500)


Nikon supplied you with a disc when you bought the camera, Its hardly thier fault that you lost it.....Sad

Whatever, There is NO specific driver download for most modern cameras ( Including the D3100 ) However where a driver information for cameras made after an Operating System was built, Is required the companies do include said driver/info data in the software provided with the camera at time of purchase....!!!

The version of any disc based software will in most cases have been updated, Many times in some cases, Since the disc was first written.....!!!!!!

This is " Why " the likes of Nikon and Canon amd others " Provide " free downloadable versions of the software you require, This way you get the latest updated version of the software, In Nikons case the software you are looking for is " Nikon ViewNX2 " The latest " Free " download is available from here......: D

Do read all the stuff related to the download, Make sure you download the correct version for your OS & System bit type......Then download and install the software......Smile

During install procedure the software will if required load any drivers applicable to newer model cameras etc etc, This whole fiasco has not changed for years......Grin


Quote: there was no lead supplied with it, you would have thought they would have put one in


Agree this is a bit mean, You get one with the D5100 though....Smile But look at it this way, Lets say the USB leads cost Nikon 50p, They then put one in each of the 500,000 D3100 boxes they sell, To you or me thats 50p, To Nikons profit margin that a cool 250,000 Yup! A quarter of a million squids.....Smile Thats a lot of wonga for a few cables.....!!!!

Especailly when many people say " Get A Card Reader " and don't bother with a cable......Wink
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
29 Feb 2012 11:29AM

Quote: Thats a lot of wonga for a few cables.....!!!!

Especailly when many people say " Get A Card Reader " and don't bother with a cable......Wink



...and, you will almost certainly discover that the free cable you get with your card reader will also fit your camera should you ever wish to use it as such (can't imagine why).
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
29 Feb 2012 11:32AM
....having said that, if your new computer is running Windows 7, then your camera should "plug and play" as should your card reader if you decide to spend 2.50 on one.
brrttpaul e2
3 203 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2012 6:12PM
First of all, thank you very much for the link its very much appreciated. Maybe i was a bit short with Nikon. I hate writing letters for anything as I never put myself over correctly. I should explain that the new computer is an old refurbished one lol, running windows xp, seeing as i was saving for a Nikon 55-300 mm lens I was a bit gutted at having to buy another computer so opted for the refurbished one which cost 100. Obviously it it just the bog standard computer no card reader, I think I got it sorted now by buying a docking station with card reader (18). Im not the best with computer jargon i was just told by one of the boys in work "prob the driver", so just looked for that.
Anyway once again
Thanks
Paul

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