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    Digital Camera

    Hi. This notebook computer doesn't have a USB port. Can I still use a modern digital cam with this machine? Is there a PCMCIA card that makes a USB connector? Russ

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    Re: Digital Camera

    1] Using a digital camera will depend on the connections and software supplied with the camera, and possibly your OS.

    2] Yes - an example = USB Ports - you may need to check with the manufacturer of your laptop whether it will work.

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    Re: Digital Camera

    Sony makes a Mavica Digital camera which saves JPG photos to Cd or to floppy disks. The floppies can have a memory stick up to 68MB.
    Both the floppies and disks can be put directly into your computer just as a CD ROM or a floppy disk.
    No USB needed.
    Check Google : Sony digital cameras
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    Re: Digital Camera

    Thanks for the info, that helps!

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    Re: Digital Camera

    Thanks for that. Looks like that's what I'll have to do.

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    Re: Digital Camera

    Some digital cameras (mine is a Kodak DC215) have a serial rather than a USB port, so that is an option. My camera came with a separate gizmo for reading memory cards than plugs into a USB port, so I can either connect my camera directly to the serial port or stick the memory card into the card reader and use the USB port.

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    Re: Digital Camera

    Thanks for your help on this one.

    Just a note to say I've found a good answer to this problem. Now I have the Canon A-10 digital camera, that uses Compact Flash memory cards. A $15 converter for these cards allows them to be used in the PCMCIA port of my laptop. Problem solved! This little camera seems to be very good, and great value for $160. And a 64meg CF card is only $30, which will hold more than 100 photos of good resolution. Happy clicking!

    Russ

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