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Posted: 12/10/2003 10:18:49 AM EDT
I bought a digital camera, and it has a cable with a USB port end on it. I don't have a USB port on my computer. What do I need?
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:27:53 AM EDT
You need to buy a pci usb card.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:27:58 AM EDT
A USB card, available at any Staples, Office Max, Office Depot, Best Buy, Compusa, etc. $30-40.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:29:06 AM EDT
A PCI card that has a USB port on it. Or if your computer doesn't have a USB port. It is probably time to get a new PC. [:D]
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:30:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2003 10:31:54 AM EDT by 5isalive]
[url]http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?DEPA=1&submit=Go&description=usb%2Cpci%2Ccard[/url] Newegg is a good place to buy computer parts.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:33:54 AM EDT
What I think you need is a newer computer. USB ports have been standard on computers since about what, 1997? If you want to take up digital photography, you may want a newer system than one that was state of the art in 1996.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:34:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 338winmag: I bought a digital camera, and it has a cable with a USB port end on it. I don't have a USB port on my computer. What do I need?
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A new computer. How old is your current computer? It has to be at least 4 years old if it doesn't have a USB port. Even if you get a USB card you will find that your computer is lacking in power when it comes to digital pictures. You can get a pretty decent computer for $500 now.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:34:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2003 10:35:52 AM EDT by StariVojnik]
Just an added note...before you get your USB card, make sure that you have a PCI slot available and then get yourself a multi USB card (4 usb ports). Its better to have extra ports for other peripherals. [:)] Good Luck.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:36:26 AM EDT
when you buy your pci usb card, i would pick up a media reader as well. this will let you just plug your camera's media (compact flash, memory stick etc.) directly into the reader and use it like a drive. much much easier than using the software that and systems for downloading from the camera itself.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:38:59 AM EDT
They also make a thing you can shove into your floppy disk drive that will read the camera. But, it sounds like you really should upgrade your system.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 11:11:23 AM EDT
I don't even know if I have a slot available. I guess I am going to just bite the bullet and buy a new box. There goes the old christmas bonus.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 11:17:32 AM EDT
If you can afford a digital camer, you can afford a new computer.
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[url]http://www.computerlandcentral.com/[/url]
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 12:33:18 PM EDT
make sure you have win 98 or bettert too!
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 1:58:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cleatus: make sure you have win 98 or bettert too!
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