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Powershot SD300 wont appear on computer

Well, we were recently given a free camera, and it came with the connection, but not the disc. and when i try to load the pics on the comp, the comp wont recognize it or anything. it wont come out on scanners and cameras, and it wont pop out on anything either.

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Nothing on a sd300 but there is on a Ixus 40, see below for IXUS drivers and manuals

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