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File contains no image data errors msg & will not download pics

Every few pics, I get the msg: file contains no image. I see most of my photos on the display screen. Nowm none of them will download. When I plug in the camera to the computer, I get the screen that should tell you what program to download to, but the screen is blank and no download program choices pop up.

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  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    Same issue. What did I do wrong?

  • coprincess80 Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same problem. File contains no image. I can see the pic on my camera, but it contains no image for my computer to read. I cannot get it to transfer from camera to computer!

  • Myky18 Jan 22, 2009

    All the pics are still on my camera when viewing. When viewing a couple of the pics on my camera, I immediately get a message saying, "file contains no image data". Sure enough, it's that picture that will NOT launch on my computer. When I try, I get a message saying "drawing failed". Someone said that you should copy these pics onto a disc/CD and take it to a film processor. If I can't launch the pic, how can they?

  • colesmama Jan 27, 2009

    I have the same problem. I thought maybe it was a problem with the card, but no avail. The images that have this error message on my camera will come up on my computer, but only half of the image, the rest is just gray. Please help us! I am sick of this, my camera is brand new.

  • girlcow16 Jan 31, 2009

    I have the same problem. I will take some just fine, but others say "File contains no image" after a couple of seconds at looking at it.

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This happened to me. When it says: file contains no message, this is because when you coppied to them to a different file on your computer to have tham on there, you probably accidently cut some of those pictures. Therefore you deleted them off your camera. Just delete them off your camera, since they are already on the computer. Then save your pictures to a disk so you can take them to the store to get them developed.

I don't know any of your other stuff, or what you talking about. I hope tthis helps, and I wasn't just off.

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