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Downloading pictures to my computer

When I plug the USB into my computer is says that there has been a malfunction and Windows does not recognize the camera.

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  • Marcia Chumas Aug 02, 2007

    I took the camera to be fixed. It would cost about $200 to fix the USB connection. This for a camera that only costs about $100. I solved this problem by buying a $20 USB downloader. Thanks for trying to help.

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Go to Vivitar web side and download to your computer the relevant drivers for your camera and OS. It should solve your problem. Good luck!

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