Question about Canon PowerShot A50 Digital Camera
Comment by lorihiga, posted on Mar 05, 2007 Hello JMuskovitz: I tried your suggestions, alas, my CF card is still not recognized by my computer, altho the card reader is. I thought I should reformat the CF card but I had trouble, as described earlier, finding the Format function. The manual says the Format function is under the Play menu. The menu under Play does not come up when I push the menu button. The LCD screen says "Busy" and the LCD screen on top of the camera says 'Pb.' I waited and waited for the camera to bring up the menu....but it never comes up. The "busy" screen message never goes away. All I can conclude now is that there's something wrong with the camera. All of the other menus come up, no problem. Is my camera broken? Is it worth getting it fixed? Has something gone wrong with the camera because of low battery? Or using a battery that's not warmed up enough? Any ideas? Help! BTW, I am still wondering if something went wrong (a corrupted USB controller file) with my computer and that is why it does not recognize the CF card when it is in the CF card reader. Is there a work-around for getting the photos off the CF card onto my computer? I've never downloaded photos directly from the camera to the computer before.
It isn't clear from your description, but are you inserting the reader into your USB port, and *then* inserting the CF into the reader? If so, try reversing this -- insert the CF into the reader, then insert the reader (with the CF) into a USB port. It is possible that your PC is only looking at the reader once (when it is inserted) and not finding a CF, then ignoring the CF once you insert it. If your camera can read and write to the CF, then it is unlikely that the CF is damaged. Since you have determined that the reader is ok, and since your PC recognises the reader, it is unlikely that it is a USB driver problem. Similarly, it is unlikely that it is a physical problem with the USB port, or the pins in the reader or the CF card.
Posted on Mar 03, 2007
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