I have a Dell computer: Intel (R) Pentium (R) 4 CPU 2 80GHz with 2.79 GHz 512MB of RAM. I use Microsoft Windows XP (Pro) Version 2002, Service Pack 3. Microsoft Office 2003 and Windows Live OneCare. All theses have been updated and I have just upgraded to Internet Explorer 8 (very happy).
Recently I bought a Digital Viewer microscope. I tried installing this using the CD (version 1.0) provided. The viewer was manufactured by Sonic. My computer usually does not recognise the new hardware but I have loaded it successfully and used it perfectly well a few times. Each time I reboot or restart, the viewer is disconnected again and does not show up as one of my imaging devices. I've treid all sorts of things with the USB driver and renewing it and downloading and installing new imaging software all to no avail.
Is this the Microscope currently on offer from Maplin----click here
One of my flock recently purchased it and though installed- when activated[shortcut icon] it gives a quick flash of image on screen then goes off- he has yet to discover how to 'switch it on' that is click on the shortcut and the image to stay on screen. I have said I would go for a look see - but as of yet not got there - so forearmed is forewarned so to speak.
No - I have a different one called a "Digital Viewer". It is my hardware connection that is the problem - probably my driver (although this has been checked and re-installed). When it does connect, the capture software is absolutely fine. The actual device comes on and goes off with the computer.
Hello again Seth. I tried what you said but this did not work. It is not the software which is the problem. It is connecting the hardware, which (most of the time) Windows does not recognize! My compute simply will not accept my Microscope as a permanent device.
Thanks for trying to help me.
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