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Oct 17, 2017 18:28:07   #
graybeard
 
I lost the cable provided with my Canon T3 to connect to the computer to download pictures. Since then I have been going nuts trying to figure out how to get a new one on Ebay. It has a bus connector on one end for the computer and what the camera labels HDMI on the other. But there are at least 3 different sizes with the same general look as this. I have already bought a set of cable that didn't match the camera end. What kind of search argument would show me what I want ?? Thanks.

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Oct 17, 2017 18:39:45   #
rfmaude41
 
Somewhere, in your camera manual, it should tell you which of the three sizes that you need.

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Oct 17, 2017 18:46:12   #
rjaywallace (a regular here)
 
You might call one of the larger vendors (or regional chains) and asking them to suggest a cable that fits your camera and computer needs. I got a great USB cable from the Manchester, NH, store of Hunt’s Photo & Video (a great photo chain that serves the New England area and elsewhere via mail order.

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Oct 17, 2017 18:57:33   #
ralphfr
 
It should be an everyday plain old micro usb to standard usb cable. If you have a smart phone the cable that came with it should work just fine. If you want one that is advertised as fitting a Canon T3 just go to Amazon and search for Canon T3 usb cable.

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Oct 17, 2017 18:57:47   #
rgrenaderphoto (a regular here)
 
The mini-HDMI is only for connecting the camera to another HDMI input on a monitor or projector so you can run a screen show right out of your camera. Why you'd want to do that, I don't know.
The transfer port in the side of your camera is mini-USB. You need a mini-USB to type A male, as found on Amazon for $6:

https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-USB-2-0-Cable-Male/dp/B00NH11N5A/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1508280929&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=usb+to+mini+usb&psc=1

But, why not get an SD card reader, plug it into your computer and download the files that way?

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Oct 17, 2017 19:01:19   #
TriX (a regular here)
 
graybeard wrote:
I lost the cable provided with my Canon T3 to connect to the computer to download pictures. Since then I have been going nuts trying to figure out how to get a new one on Ebay. It has a bus connector on one end for the computer and what the camera labels HDMI on the other. But there are at least 3 different sizes with the same general look as this. I have already bought a set of cable that didn't match the camera end. What kind of search argument would show me what I want ?? Thanks.


There are two ports on your T3 - an HDMI port to connect directly to a TV or computer display to display pictures and a mini USB port to download images to your computer. If you’re looking for the USB cable just Google Canon T3 USB cable, and you’ll get dozens of choices like this: http://www.marttree.com/canon-eos-rebel-t3-computer-usb-cable.html

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Oct 17, 2017 19:29:45   #
Leitz
 
graybeard wrote:
I lost the cable provided with my Canon T3 to connect to the computer to download pictures. Since then I have been going nuts trying to figure out how to get a new one on Ebay. It has a bus connector on one end for the computer and what the camera labels HDMI on the other. But there are at least 3 different sizes with the same general look as this. I have already bought a set of cable that didn't match the camera end. What kind of search argument would show me what I want ?? Thanks.

https://www.amazon.com/Canon-DSLR-EOS-Rebel-Cable/dp/B0094140EI

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Oct 18, 2017 01:17:07   #
graybeard
 
Thanks bro. Looks right.

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Oct 18, 2017 03:14:04   #
mcveed
 
http://www.amazon.com/canon-t3-cable/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acanon%20t3%20cable

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Oct 18, 2017 06:28:30   #
Robert Bailey
 
Forget about using the cable to download images-
take out the SD card and insert it into the SD card slot in your computer.
If your computer doesn't have this slot, then use a simple device called a "card reader"-
the SD card goes in one end then the card reader is plugged into a USB port.

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Oct 18, 2017 06:38:29   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
graybeard wrote:
I lost the cable provided with my Canon T3 to connect to the computer to download pictures. Since then I have been going nuts trying to figure out how to get a new one on Ebay. It has a bus connector on one end for the computer and what the camera labels HDMI on the other. But there are at least 3 different sizes with the same general look as this. I have already bought a set of cable that didn't match the camera end. What kind of search argument would show me what I want ?? Thanks.


I feel your pain. This is one area where camera and electronics makers dropped the ball. I can understand how they wanted to move to smaller USB connectors, but once a new, smaller size in introduced, why do device makers keep using the older sizes. I have devices using the "standard" size, the mini, and the micro. Nikon seems to flip a coin deciding whether to use mini or micro. There is such a "micro" difference in size, so why bother to have - and use - both sizes?

The trick is learning the names of the connectors. Then you can shop on Amazon or ebay with confidence.

https://www.cablestogo.com/learning/connector-guides/usb

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Oct 18, 2017 08:51:19   #
cthahn
 
Maybe if you called the manufacturer they might know.

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Oct 18, 2017 11:08:07   #
wolfd
 
Robert Bailey wrote:
Forget about using the cable to download images-
take out the SD card and insert it into the SD card slot in your computer.
If your computer doesn't have this slot, then use a simple device called a "card reader"-
the SD card goes in one end then the card reader is plugged into a USB port.


Works well for me too.


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Oct 18, 2017 11:12:14   #
dsmeltz (a regular here)
 
Took under a minute to find this
http://www.amazon.com/Cable-Canon-Rebel-Digital-Camera/dp/B00FZYL9Z6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1508339493&sr=8-2&keywords=canon+t3+cable

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Oct 18, 2017 11:16:01   #
photoman022
 
Robert Bailey wrote:
Forget about using the cable to download images-
take out the SD card and insert it into the SD card slot in your computer.
If your computer doesn't have this slot, then use a simple device called a "card reader"-
the SD card goes in one end then the card reader is plugged into a USB port.



you stole my suggestion

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