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Cannot download images to computer

Computer says cannot detect camera.windows xp

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  • david1710 Jan 24, 2009

    and still, if I want to do it directly from the camera? Why the computer can't detect the connected canon?

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    when i hook up my camera to my computer... nothing pops up . Like before, when it would download something wou;d pop up on my cmputer screen & say transfer images. i need help someone please help me. My dad bought that camera & it's REALLY special to me!! my canon camera is a powershot A470.

  • sherilynest Feb 15, 2009

    I have had my Canon Power shot A470 for about three weeks and up until the other day it was downloading images from the camera to the computer just fine, then all of a sudden the other day I started getting an error message that it cannot detect the camera, check connections. I know the connection is fine. I thought maybe it was a software problem so I uninstalled and reinstalled all the software, still nothing. I don't understand why it would work fine for weeks then all of a sudden give me this error message and I can't upload any pictures. I read the instructions thourally and know that I have the camera on the right settings and everything hooked up correctly with the USB. Any info you have would be appreciated.

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    ik heb dat ook! Wat moeten we nu doen???? Alvast bedankt voor jullie hulp!!

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    Camera is not detected on the pc, no pop-up box appears to say it's been connected. It's also not showing in the scanners box via the control panel. Have tried various cables and can't even get the transfer box on the camera screen

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    my camera has been working fine for 2 months now, and now it dont work anymor i don't know whats wrong it won't even load when i put it on usb cable

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Install the disc while the camera is not connected. After restarting your computer, turn the camera on and plug it into the USB port. The camera mode has to be set on playback ( the little triangle). If it is set on the little camera icon, the computer will not detect the camera. Then the computer detects the new hardware and you can choose the proper action.
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It's very hard to troubleshoot software problems online, and it likely is a software issue. But as a solution I highly recommend that you instead consider a card reader to download your photos to your computer. They're very inexpensive, much faster downloading photos from the camera, do not use the camera's batteries during download, and are much less prone to file corruption of the photos during the download.

You place the camera's card in the reader, and your computer sees it as a hard drive. You simply copy/paste or drag/drop your photos onto your hard drive. For all of these reasons, most professional photographers utilize card readers exclusively. Really, you'll save yourself a lot of heartache. Here are some examples from Amazon:

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Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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Dear All ,

Just use the SD CARD READER to transfer the pictures into computer . Its the fast way to transfer the pictures then the software.
I have already doing the same way with nu Canon A470.

B. rgds
Rajnish
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Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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