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Connecting the Canon Powershot A540 to a computer

Does the computer sense the camera once the USB cable is connected or should the camera be on a specific mode.  I have some difficulty with transferring my pics to computers. None seem to recognize it while i have confirmed neither the cable nor the computers are the problem.  Any recommendations??

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  • Bob Good Nov 13, 2008

    I am now having the problem of not being able to transfer pictures using usb. When I connect the camera I hear the tone that I have head in the past bu the transfer dialog does not appear on the LCD I have checked connections and reader I have reinstalled Canon disk I can transfer using memory card but prefer using usb What else can I do to correct this

  • christo16 Feb 10, 2009

    The Canon software to transfer the pics has just stopped autoloading and nothing seems to work. Any more ideas? Thanks. Feb09 Jane B

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First you should have a program installed in your computer to transfer your pictures, best is canon's.
Once the USB cable is connected you should turn your camera on, automatictly the program detects your camera and asks you to press the transfering button. Good Luck.

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  • boricuautuad Nov 16, 2008

    Lets see if this works for you. Have your camera in the off position. Connect the usb cable.

    Now, before you turn the camera on, make sure that you have selected the review button as if you want to review the pictures that you have taken. Now, turn your camera on. The program should activate and asks you to press the Transfer button. (The button with a Flash sign. The top right one.)

    It should work. good luck.

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http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_a_series/powershot_a540#DriversAndSoftware

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