Canon EOS 400D camera not working on your Mac?

Canon EOS 7D, buttons.

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Try this:  Thanks dickey2988!

1. For the image capture: You need to run Image Capture, which is in your Applications folder of your hard drive, to tell your MacBook what to do when a camera is connected. This should have been defaulted to iPhoto from the factory, but it sounds as though yours has been altered in some way.

2. Plug a mouse into the working USB port to make sure it works. Then plug it into the non-working USB port. Is is still dead? If so, then try shutting down your MB and removing the battery for 10 or 15 seconds, then put it back in (unplug the computer from the AC adapter, too). If it’s still not functioning, give Apple a call.

You might also make sure you have the latest software.

You can also thank Mrkgoo.  Try this: “Anyway, I have a 7D and I use iPhoto. I found that it can sometimes ‘not connect’, often when I have it plugged in and THEN open iPhoto. It seems to have little issue if I plug it in while iPhoto is open. Maybe that will help.”  This worked for others.

Posted on March 12, 2010, in iPhoto and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks! I couldn’t figure this out, as in Windows it simply mounts the SD card as a removable drive. The first solution worked for me. Is there a way to get OS X to mount the camera as a disk drive, rather than having to import from an app?

    • I don’t know of any way. The SD card has built in the firmware support for Windows so thats why it automounts. Usually the software from the manufacture takes care of that kind of functionality. Double check that you have all the firmware updates, and current software for your model.

      In the worst case scenario, you could run VirtualBox and copy them from the desktop in VB to your Mac.

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