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Cannot detect camera

I have a Canon PowerShot A540 and have never had a problem downloading pictures. I recently bought a new computer desk so everything was unplugged and plugged back in. Since then I receive the message, Cannot detect camera. Check connection to camera, then retry.

I have plugged and unplugged the cord that connects the computer to the camera several times and I still receive this message.

Please help.

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  • mydestiny09 Sep 17, 2008

    mine is a canon powershot a420 and my pc cant detect the camera even tho it dings and shows on the tool bar as new hardware found .... i have never had this prob before... we have uninstalled and reinstalled the cd and camera and it still tells me that it is not detecting it.... also it is telling me that i need the WIA device driver that came with the hardware and has never told me this either.......

  • MoDoHo Feb 25, 2009

    I have a Canon Powershot A530 and I have never had any problems loading pictures onto my laptop. Now for some reason it does not even detect that I have the camera connected to my pc. It dings when i connect it and that is it. The menu used to pop up as soon as I plugged it in. I dont know what to do. Someone please help.

  • Annie McIntyre
    Annie McIntyre Mar 04, 2009

    I've had powershot A520 for 3 years and now the pc can't detect the camera. I've plugged and unpluged several times to no avail. I have webroot firewall installed. Does that matter?

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