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Connected camera to computer before installing software

I made the mistake of connecting my new Canon digital Rebel XSi to my computer BEFORE installing the software. I just now read in the instructions that doing this will cause the software to not be installed correctly. What do I do now?

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  • Ratherfly Feb 20, 2009

    I have the same problem, does anyone know how to reset this?

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    What operating system are you working in? (Vista, Xp)

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Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

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SOURCE: Have Canon EOS Rebel Xsi Digital. Burning smell and flash busy.

Are you trying to use the flash when you are having the problem? Were you taking a lot of pictures with flash when the problem started? Rapid pictures with flash can melt the flash and capacitors in the camera. Also, a single drop of water rolling around inside the camera in the right place can do things like that. You can try taking pictures in bright sunlight so the camera will not try to use the flash and see if it will work normally, If it does than something is probably fried in the flash system. Bad thing is that if you smelled smoke something is most likely already fried and will have to be repaired by canon. Canons quality has been going down hill for several years now and they have a lot of quality problems. If the camera has been used very little, has never been abused, dropped or wet and not far out of warranty, try using google to see if this is a common problem and call canon and try to get them to repair it for free. If all else fails threaten to replace it with a Nikon assume pay to have barely used camera fixed.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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SOURCE: canon rebel xsi gets message card write protected

hi, when i turn on my camera the screen says card write protected? and I can't take pictures on my canon xsi

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SOURCE: Canon 15-55 zoom: won't auto focus. My 70-300 on

focus ring on cannon ef70-300 zoom is stiff, jerky. how can i free it up.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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SOURCE: My Canon Rebel XSi will not auto focus.

Actually what I found to solve the problem was to first set the lens in "MF" and practice taking a picture manually to see if that would work. When I did this, I discovered that the fine tuning portion of the lens was somehow stuck mechanically. I heard a loud click as I turned it. That was all it took to fix the focusing mechanism on the lens. Then I set to "AF" and Voila, the camera worked just fine.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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SOURCE: My Canon Rebel XSi screen will not turn on even

Does it take pictures? If it does, the display may be off, try pressing the DISP button a few times. If not, the camera may need to be reset, the battery may be faulty, or the camera may need to be serviced.

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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SOURCE: How do you reset a canon rebel xsi? Is it "clear

Yes. That will reset it to it's factory settings.

Posted on Oct 24, 2011

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