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My sony a100 is plugged in the computer to upload my pictures but

Only shows initializing usb connection

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  • Tradesman687 Jan 04, 2009

    I have the same problem with a twist. Using my Sony Duo card all I get is 4 red blinking zeros in the right hand lower corner of my screen, when using my Lexar 2gb card I can snap a pic but cannot retrieve and get a --E- error message. HALP!

    Happy New year,

    Robert

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You will find a usb card reader will work much better. Do you have the sony software installed? The ARW files can not be read by any other software except something like Photoshop PS3 or later. I am a pro photographer and the A100 is my favorite camera.

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