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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2002


    I bought a Polaroid Funflash 640 with a serial port connection but XP cannot find the connection to it.Or the camera for that matter. Can anybody suggest some sites for help or workarounds to this problem?

  2. #2
    Beefy Guest


    First thing to try is start the computer with the camera connected and turned on. If XP doesn't pick it up, then it's not so easy. I've got a feeling that if it's a serial connection to the camera, then you'll need to tell XP that the camera is there though. Did you get / can you download any XP-compatible software for that camera?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    The Land of OZ!


    you might be able to install Direct Cable connection on COM1 or 2 depending upon which serial port its plugged into and manually access the flash memory in the camera as you would another PC on a DCC..

    or you can try going into your BIOS and checking the serial ports, make sure they aren't set to Auto but are manually setup then boot into XP and see if it at least finds an unknown device.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Brisbane, Australia


    Have you checked the manafacturer website for XP drivers or applications?
    Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
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    Tweak Town Pty Ltd

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Fennville, Michigan


    I have a Polaroid PDC 640 camera that uses the serial plug, ie communication port. I also had some problems with it and Polaroid even sent me a new plugin for serail port. Still didn't work. Got to looking and the connector in the camera was recessed just enough that the pin from the plug in (looks like a steror male jack plug), wasn't going in all the way.. Got out the old dremel and took a little of the plastic down a ways and made it so it would fit in there better. Worked everytime! Also you can get Win2000 drivers at polaroids web site for the PDC 640 and probablly will work on the fun flash.. It's the TWAIN drivers that you need, and then it will work fine. Polaroid's Photomax software won't though.. sorry to say. You will have to use another program to download pictures into for editing. I use Colorpilot 4.21 version WORKS GREAT. hence the silly picture of the cat *S*

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    I am assuming that the camera has built in memory...but if it don't you could get a card reader..(smart media, compact flash)

    This post probaly wont be usefull but what the hell!

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