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Canon super g3 won't scan

WWhen I try to scan with my Canon Super g3, it says it is not connected to my computer. It will print from my computer so why will it not scan from the canon to the computer.

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SOURCE: Film & slide converter will not copy fotos.

Verify that you have good connections at both ends of USB cable. Verify that you have the camera powered on. Verify that you have media card or whatever in the camera that you are trying to read. If that doesn't work typically there should be a trouble shooting section in the manual. Windows should be detecting the unit. After it's connected look in "my computer" and see if you see the device / detachable storage listed among available drives and try navigating manually to your media.

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