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Can't transfer image to computer

I can't transfer image from the camera to my computer. With other computer works ok. When i turn on the camera it suppose to get you to a pop up window with what action next(choose program). The window appear but there is no list of which action to choose. It just blank. I try to open Canon Ixy Ixus DV6 Camera Window program and the massage "Cannot detect camera. Check connection to camera and retry" I'm sure there's no connection problem or USB port problem as other hardware like flash drive works fine and furthermore before this there's no problem with tranferring image from camera to this computer(before format). It's simply could not communicate with the camera. Added info: Before this I thought the problem maybe because of i use K-Lite codec and it messed with Quicktime. but after uninstalling K-lite and reinstall Qtime the problem still persist. Please help.TQ.

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Re: Can't transfer image to computer

Hi Set the camera mode to preview turn it off then connect USB to the camera and turn it on,no need to instal the canon software to get the pictures or video use microsoft scan and camera.The problem is not with the codec.If you want to use the camera software you have to read how to install it correctly.

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You need the software on the cd rom that came with yor camera.
I quote from the manual: turn on the computer-plug the USB cable into the camera-plug the other cable end into a USB port on the computer-the image download window displays on the computer screen-use the software's browser function to choose the folder in which you would-be like to save your pictures-click Ok to download the images. Hope it works!

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When your camera will not transfer images onto memory card this is often because the image storage has been set to 'Auto'. You need to set it back to internal memory temporarily to allow you to copy the images over to the card. Once you have done this you can set the camera back to 'Auto' and this will reset the system and you will now have access to all of the images on the card.

This particular procedure works with all cameras but the steps outlined here are for Kodak in particular.

Please follow these steps;
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2) Turn the camera to Auto

3) Press review - "reading memory card"

4) Press menu and scroll down to image storage and press ok

5) Select Internal Memory and press OK

6) Scroll down to Copy - Copy Pictures to memory card

7) Scroll down to ALL and press OK - you should see "Copying" displayed

8) When the screen goes back to the main menu - Scroll to Image storage again and select Auto - OK - "Reading memory card"

You should now be able to see the pictures from your internal memory saved onto your memory card and your camera is once again ready to use.

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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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Please follow the steps below...

  1. Set the camera to Disk Drive mode (this step only needs to be done once):
    1. Turn on the camera, then press the Menu/OK button to display the Capture Menu.
    2. Use the Right arrow c00188560.gif button to navigate to the Setup Menuc00188561.gif .
    3. Use the Down arrow c00188562.gif button to highlight the USB menu option, and then press Menu/OK .
    4. Use the Down arrow c00188562.gif button to select Disk Drive , and then press Menu/OK .
    5. Use the Down arrow c00188562.gif button to highlight EXIT , and then press Menu/OK .
  2. After setting the camera to Disk Drive mode, connect the camera to the computer using the USB cable.
  3. The camera will appear as a removable disk in the Windows Explorer screen. You can now transfer the images or video clips to a location on the computer using Windows Explorer.
  4. When finished transferring images from the camera to the computer, disconnect the camera from the computer. If the computer is running Windows 2000 or XP, there may be an Unsafe Removal warning upon disconnecting the camera. This warning may be disregarded.

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Have you checked the HP hep site?
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Introduction This document explains how to transfer images from the camera to a computer running Windows XP operating system by using a universal serial bus (USB) cable. Transferring the images Follow the steps below to transfer images from the camera to a Windows XP computer. Step one: Connect the camera to the computer
  1. Turn off the camera.
  2. The camera came with a special USB cable for connecting the camera to a computer. Connect the large end of that USB cable to the computer. Figure 1: Connect the USB cable c00878070.gif
  3. Open the rubber door on the side of the camera and connect the small end of the USB cable to the USB connector on the camera.
Step two: Transfer the images Choose one of the following methods to transfer the image files: Method one: Transfer images with the HP Photosmart software
  1. Make sure the HP Photosmart software is installed on the computer. If the software is loaded, then go to step 2. If the software is not loaded, click here to upgrade to the latest version of imaging and printing software (in English).
  2. If images on the camera are selected for printing or selected for HP Instant Share destinations, make sure the computer is connected to a printer and the Internet.
  3. Turn on the camera. The HP Import Photos software starts on your computer. If you have set the software to automatically transfer the images in the camera, the images automatically transfer to the computer. Otherwise, in the Transfer images from Camera/Card screen, click Start Transfer . The images are transferred to the computer, and then if there are any still images that were previously selected for HP Instant Share destinations, those actions are started.
  4. When the Image Action Summary screen appears on the computer, you can disconnect the camera from the computer.
Method two: Transfer images without the HP Photosmart software If you do not, or cannot, install HP Photosmart Software on your computer, you can still transfer images from the camera to the computer using the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) in Windows XP. Follow the steps below to transfer images.
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How to?.....

You should be able to transfer the images directly to your computer without transfering them to you memory stick duo. Have you tried connecting the camera to your computer and retrieving the images? If you would rather have the images on your camera on your memory stick duo, then remove the memory stick duo connect the camera to your computer, copy the images off of the camera, turn the camera off, put the memory stick duo back into the camera, plug the camera back in, then transfer the images that you just transfered from the cybershot to your computer back to the camera. They should copy directly to the memory stick duo.

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