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Douglas Level 3 Level 3 (775 points)

I connected my digital camera, Fuji F30, to my new, 3rd gen, iPad and nothing happens.  I mean nothing. iPad Photo does not open and if I launch it manually there is nothing showing in Photo either.

 

I also tried connecting a flash drive, SanDisk, with pictures I downloaded from the camera,  and got a message that said 'CANNOT USE DEVICE. The connected USB device requires too much power'

 

Any idea what the problem is?  The photos on the flash drive were in a folder called DCIM and the flash drive is formatted 'Mac OS extended (Journaled)

 

Thanks

  • Fred*M. Level 4 Level 4 (2,380 points)

    Douglas-

     

    One possibility is that either the CCC USB adapter or the iPad has a defective connector.  If you are using an Apple brand Camera Connection Kit, you should take it with your iPad to see the Apple Store Genius.  You may get either a new iPad or a new Camera Connection Kit.

     

    You might try resetting (rebooting) the iPad.  Hold both the Home and Sleep buttons for several seconds until the Apple logo appears.  Ignore the "Slide to power off" arrow.  The iPad will restart after a couple of minutes.

     

    Fred

  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6 (11,820 points)

    Make sure the pictures are names in the conventional 8 digit naming convention.  For example:  DNS_0001

     

    If they are named as such, they won't transfer to iPad.  Most cameras have a setting in the menu area which you can tell it to name pictures this way.

  • Douglas Level 3 Level 3 (775 points)

    My digital camera is a FujiFilm F30 and the pictures down load as DSCF001.  I've looked at the setting and don't see any way to change this but I'll look again.  Not a happy camper about this.  Why would Apple be so limiting in this manner? 

  • rbrylawski Level 6 Level 6 (11,820 points)

    Just about every camera has the ability to name pictures in the 8 digit standard naming convention.  I don't own a FujiFilm F30.  My camera is a Nikon DSLR (D5100) which does name pictures in this manner.  If all else fails, download the pictures to your computer and via iTunes sync, sync them to your iPad.  It's also pretty easy. 

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)

    Another way. You can use a USB flash drive & the camera connection kit.

     

    Plug the USB flash drive into your computer & create a new folder titled DCIM. Then put your movie/photo files into the folder. The files must have a filename with exactly 8 characters long (no spaces) plus the file extension (i.e., my-movie.mov; DSCN0164.jpg).

     

    Now plug the flash drive into the iPad using the camera connection kit. Open the Photos app, the movie/photo files should appear & you can import.

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • Douglas Level 3 Level 3 (775 points)

    Texas Mac Man, please see my original post.  When I try to use the USB flash drive with the camera connection kit I get the message 'CANNOT USE DEVICE. The connected USB device requires too much power'

     

    I've shut down and restarted the iPad as suggested above but still get the 'requires too much power' message.

  • Douglas Level 3 Level 3 (775 points)

    An update.  After playing around I was finally able to get the iPad and my Fujifilm F30 connected.  I figured that if the problem was not enough power I would connect the camera to the iPad and then connect the camera to the charging unit.  The iPad Photo app opened and I was able to download the pictures.

     

    I am still unable to use the SanDisk Cruzer flash drive because I get the 'device requires too much power' message.

     

    The SanDisk Cruzer is 4GB.  Am wondering if a smaller FlashDrive, maybe 1GB, would require less power or if capacity is even related to power requirements. Do all FlashDrives require the same power?

  • Fred*M. Level 4 Level 4 (2,380 points)

    Douglas-

     

    I think you may have a defective USB FlashDrive.  I have two, one 4GB and one 8GB, both made by PNY.  Both work with Apple's Camera Connection Kit, using the DCIM folder as described above.

     

    My only problems have been with "universal" USB camera card adapters drawing too much current.  The adapters that only work with a single type of card seem to be OK.  A powered USB hub lets the others work as well.

     

    Fred

  • Douglas Level 3 Level 3 (775 points)

    I don't believe that my SanDisk is defective. I use it every day with my computer and fax machine.  If it works properly with both of those machines I see no reason it should not work with the iPad.  It appears from other posts on these forums that the 'not enough power' is a relatively common occurance and is even listed on in the email that Apple Tech Support sent me.  Others are using a powered hub to get the iPad to work with FlashDrives.

     

    I'm going to fully charge both the iPad and Camera and see if that makes a difference.

  • Douglas Level 3 Level 3 (775 points)

    Fully charged the Fuji F30 battery and it now connects property to my iPad without any problem.

     

    I'm going to charge my iPad over night, it's currently at 50%, and see if it works with the SanDisk Cruzer flash drive in the morning.

     

    Since it appears that some flash drives work and some don't it would be interesting if people could post which flash drives work and which don't so we could buy one that works.

  • Fred*M. Level 4 Level 4 (2,380 points)

    Douglas-

     

    When the Camera Connection Kit first came out for use with the iPad 1, the current limit was much higher.  I think it was iOS 4 that reduced the allowable current in order to keep from running down the iPad's battery.

     

    It would be interesting to hear how often cameras, adapters and FlashDrives that work with iPad 1 or 2, now have a problem drawing too much current from an iPad 3.  There is a more powerful battery, but the display draws more current.  Maybe Apple reduced the current limit still further.

     

    If anyone has observed this problem when upgrading to the iPad 3, it might help to provide feedback to Apple at <iPad Feedback>.

     

    Fred

  • Douglas Level 3 Level 3 (775 points)

    I've tried my 2 SanDisk Cruzers, 4 GB and 16 GB, and neither of them work.

     

    Puchased a 4 GB PNY at my local Staples. . . that won't work either.

     

    Have given iPad Feedback too.  This issue needs to be fixed.  One of the reasons I purchased the iPad was for use with my camera and now that is iffy at best.

  • Fred*M. Level 4 Level 4 (2,380 points)

    Douglas-

     

    Odds are 3 to 1 that either your Camera Connection Kit or iPad has a problem.  Reports of FlashDrive problems have been rare.  Yours is the first I can recall.

     

    Fred

  • Douglas Level 3 Level 3 (775 points)

    With all due repect I have come across dozen of probems with camera connection and flash disk not connecting to iPad's.  Do a good search for  "CANNOT USE DEVICE. The connected USB device requires too much power" and you will see the problem goes back for some time.

     

    I am finally able to connect my camera to my iPad but only if the camera is 100% full charged and have not found a flash disk that will connect.  Since the camera can connect and I can connect to iTunes it would appear that the camera connection adapter is working correctly as is my iPad.

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