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Screen goes blank when I plug camera into computer

I'm trying to upload some pics from my camera to my iBook. When I put the camera in "playback" mode, it's fine. However, as soon as I plug the camera into my computer, the green light next to the lens starts blinking, and within a couple seconds the screen goes blank. The light continues to blink but nothing is visible on the screen and my computer doesn't "recognize" it. I put in brand new batteries a few minutes ago and also checked to make sure the Power Saving mode is off. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Re: Screen goes blank when I plug camera into computer

I have to say Mac's I know nothing about. But the simple way would be to purchase a universal USB card reader- and use that.

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