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3.0 out of 5 stars If the products does not seem to work..., 15 Jun. 2012
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This review is from: Camera Connection Kit 5 in 1 USB/SD/TF/MicroSd Card Reader for Apple IPad (Electronics)
The product does work, though the ipad is very restrictive on what you can do and may appear that the device does not work.It would be nice if there were instructions, since it took me a while to find the solution:

Symptoms: Plugged this into the ipad and tried usb thumbdrives, camera via usb or sd cards but nothing happens. May get a message saying the device is incompatable.

Solution: The ipad will only look in a folder called "DCIM" attached to the connector and not in any other folders or even subfolders under "DCIM". Many cameras store their photos under other sub-folders (for example my Nikon does) and therefore the ipad does nothing because it does not see any photos. The solution, is the make sure that you create a folder (on your SD card etc) called DCIM and put the photos you want to transfer directly into it, then hopefully it will find and import them.

If you get a message saying the device is incompatable, just click OK and ignore it - it seems to work.

Since this is an ipad issue, I believe the issue described here is true for all camera connectors and not just ones coming through this company (including Apple's own device).
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Initial post: 15 Jun 2012 10:59:40 BDT
Daniel says:
Hi,

You might received a faulty item. You can return it as it comes with a 1 year warranty.

Posted on 19 Jun 2012 11:28:00 BDT
N. Higgins says:
Received mine yesterday and, upon trying it just now, it did exactly as you described - I clicked OK, it went away and the photos loaded fine. Suspect it's an iPad 'thing' as you say, rather than a faulty item.

Posted on 4 Jul 2012 19:45:52 BDT
DJ Burnham says:
Great advice, Ian, many thanks. I found that it wasn`t talking to the iPad 2 just as you described so I tried importing a jpeg into the DCIM folder of one of my SD cards (the DCIM folder itself contained other folders in which the camera had placed the photos it had taken). I then put the SD card back in the camera and connected the camera to the iPad with the connection kit. This not only caused the photo app to open but imported the single photo in the DCIM folder AND opened the sub-folder. Interestingly the set up would then import photos from other SD cards without having to place a jpeg directly in the DCIM folder of each card. Almost seems like your trick unblocks something and teaches the iPad how to look for photos via the camera connection. Again, great advice and many thanks.

Posted on 2 May 2013 10:08:22 BDT
LederonUK says:
Intriguing! I intend to put your tip to the test when I get home tonight. Thanks Ian.

Posted on 13 Oct 2014 22:04:15 BDT
A RACE says:
How do you create a DCIM folder on a SDcard please?
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