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KODAK DC215 Zoom Digital Camera
Connecting Your Camera

In order for you to transfer pictures taken with your camera, you first need to connect the camera to your computer. The camera can communicate with your computer using:

  • RS-232 serial cable connection for Windows-based computers.
  • Serial cable or adapter plug for Macintosh computers.
  • CF card reader (available in some camera outfits). CF card readers provide a fast and easy alternative to serial cable connections. If you do not have a CF card reader, you can purchase one as an accessory. For details about available accessories, ask a dealer of Kodak products, or from /go/accessories.

    Once the camera is connected to a computer and the software is installed, you are ready to transfer pictures from the camera to your computer.

Connecting to a Windows-Based Computer

An RS-232 serial cable is provided so you can connect your camera to a Windows-based computer. When connecting the camera, it is a good idea to use a Kodak-specified AC adapter. For details about available accessories, ask a dealer of Kodak products, or from /go/accessories.

  1. Set the Slider switch to Connect.

  2. Plug the appropriate end of the serial cable into an available 9-pin serial port on the computer.

    Serial ports are usually labeled COM1 and COM2, or A and B. If your computer has a 25-pin port, you need to use a 9-pin adapter (available at your local computer store) and attach it to the port before attaching the serial cable to the computer.

    If the ports are not labeled, see your computer User's Guide for a diagram that illustrates all of the external ports.

  3. Open the serial port door on the side of the camera.
  4. Plug the other end of the serial cable into the camera serial port.

  5. Turn on the camera.

    If you get a message on your computer stating that you are not connected, refer to the Serial.PDF [534 KB] document installed with the software, or the on-line help for troubleshooting information.

Connecting to a Macintosh Computer

Either a serial cable for a Macintosh computer or adapter plug for use with the RS-232 serial cable is provided so you can connect your camera through a serial port on a Macintosh computer. When connecting the camera, it is a good idea to use a Kodak-specified AC adapter. For details about available accessories, ask a dealer of Kodak products, or from /go/accessories.

  1. Set the Slider switch to Connect.

  2. Connect the serial port adapter plug into the 9-pin end of the serial cable.
  3. Plug the adapter end of the serial cable into an available serial port on the back of the computer.

    If your camera came with a serial cable for a Macintosh computer instead of the serial adapter plug, connect the appropriate end of the serial cable into an available serial port on the back of the computer.

    Serial ports on Macintosh computers are usually referred to as modem or printer ports.

    If the ports are not labeled, see your computer User's Guide for a diagram that illustrates all of the external ports.

  4. Open the serial port door on the side of the camera.
  5. Plug the other end of the serial cable into the camera serial port.

  6. Turn on the camera.

    If you get a message on your computer stating that you are not connected, refer to the Connect.PDF [383 KB] document installed with the software, or the on-line help for troubleshooting information.

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