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Computer won't recognize camera.

I transferred pictures from my camera to computers like 100 times just using the wizard that pops up when you plug the USB cable in. Then one time, I plugged the camera in, and the wizard came up like normal, but then I got distracted and left it for an hour or two. When I got back, the wizard was frozen, so I tried to restart it, but nothing happened. I tried different USB ports, restarting the computer, trying different computers, and a different USB cable, but in no scenario will any of the 3 computers I have tried (all 3 have worked previously) recognize that the camera is plugged in. Also, I don?t know if this is related, but when the camera is in review mode, it is frozen when the USB cable is plugged into it. This issue is not addressed in Canon?s owner?s manual. Please help. A digital camera is useless if it can?t talk to a computer!

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I don't know how much of a solution this is (I have the same problem now), but my computer actually has a slot where the memory card can be inserted by itself. It isn't as convenient, but I can transfer pictures directly from the memory card to the computer.

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