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Registered: ‎04-14-2017

My Computer isn't Recognizing my Camera

I have a Canon Rebel t5i, and when I connect it to my mac it doesn't recognize it. It's like I'm connecting nothing to my computer. This problem happened a few times before, but has always seemed to fix itself before this. I've tried restarting my computer, and when I look at my USB tree it isn't recognized there either. I'm not sure how to fix this please help!



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Posts: 978
Registered: ‎10-16-2012

Re: My Computer isn't Recognizing my Camera

Hi Grisgin,


Thank you for posting.


To allow us to better assist you, please let us know the following:

  1. Which operating system do you have on your computer?
  2. Have you tried the connection with more than one USB cable?
  3. Are you plugging your camera into a USB hub (not recommended) or directly into your computer (recommended)?


With your camera connected to your computer and powered on:

  1. What do you see on your camera's display?
  2. Does your computer respond at all (i.e. with beeps, windows, etc)?
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Posts: 3,854
Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: My Computer isn't Recognizing my Camera

Additional, what about the USB cable. It is now possible to get USB "charging" cables that dont have the data pins wired. Are you using a proper cable?


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