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When trying to download of a memory card,camera displays "comminication error"

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  • texasropeman Mar 02, 2009

    Thank You..Will try

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Please check the usb cable connected to the computer , is it possible to transfer the pictures only from the camera memory ,if yes then it is the problem with memory card ,but if your not able to transfer photos from either
mm card or camera memory then try to reinstall the software on the computer and check ,before doing that please try in different usb ports and check if your getting the same error .....

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Better change the memory card, and use another data cable for that.

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If you mean that when camera connected with PC to download pictures, camera shows communication error then please check usb cable and use another usb port in PC.

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The card may be set to not allow reading... look for a small switch on the card

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Try the memory card in your computer or in another camerat osee i the card works fine.

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Format the memory card and connect once again .

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Try accessing the memory card with a card reader, try also a different usb slot.

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    Check first that you have fresh alkaline battery inside the camera, if batteries have not enough charge, then you can get Communication Error because of drained batteries.

    Try also unplugging computer power cord for ten minutes. If the computer is a notebook also remove the computer battery.
    This will drain power from computer, and can fix communication error related to USB port problems.

    Test also a different usb port.

    And test a replacement usb cable, a faulty usb cable can give you communication error.

    If all the above does not work, then you probably have a problem with your Windows installation.
    Try doing system restore to a recent date before you started having the problem.
    You find system restore on
    Start button>>Programs>>Accessories>>System tools>>System restore.
    Chose the most recent date before you had the problem.


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