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A problem synchronising images.

I can not make the computer recognise the camera. I installed the software disk that comes along with the camera but no matter what I do the computer does not recognise the camera. There is nothing wrong with the USB port as I attached other devices to it and they worked perfectly.

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Hi peter_phasha ,

If you need to format your cybershot camera without losing your pictures , please follow the below steps :-

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