[RESOLVED] My STF-8300m does not work with my desktop

Discussion in 'STF Series CCD Cameras' started by giulio, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. giulio

    giulio Standard User

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    Hy,
    my STF-8300 is working fine with my Sony laptop running Windows 7. Normally I connect the ccd and others equipment through an Orico USB hub. But when I am at home and try to connect directly the ccd to the usb (3.0) port of my desktop (windows 7), PC just turn off. If I use the Orico hub is better. Sometime I can get the connection to CCDops, but If I try to cool the camera the connection to the camera is lost. On my desktop I have SBIGDriverChecker64 installed and updated.
    Do you have any idea of what is going on?
    Thank you

    Giulio
     
  2. giulio

    giulio Standard User

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    ... of course my desktop pc is working properly with any other usb peripheral. I have this problem only with the STF-8300.
    Another strange behavior is this: when I'm on the field I use two battery packs. If the power of the STF-8300 is connected to the battery pack where the USB hub is also connected, it's okay. If the power of the STF-8300 is connect to the other battery pack , will not turn on!
     
  3. Doug

    Doug Staff Member

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    What do you mean by "just turns off". Does it literally power down immediately? I've had that happen before with a broken USB connector on the PC - it was shorting out the power supply when you plug in.

    Run the SBIG Driver Checker and update drivers, then try plugging the USB into a different USB plug on the computer. (Doing so should also force a driver install.)

    For the latter issue, try connecting the grounds between the two batteries.
     
  4. giulio

    giulio Standard User

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    Yes, it power down immediately. But you are right I have changed the usb connector and it's working fine!
    Thanks a lot!
     

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