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Powershot A70 Have had the camera several years and always worked great. Went to download pix and this time the download program didn't pop up. Went to the program directly and tried and it said 'no camera recognized'. Have checked connections all seem ok. Pls help.

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  • mohalavt Sep 28, 2007

    Didn't work, now what, software uninstalled?

  • mohalavt Oct 26, 2007

    OK, that didn't work.  I do not see any other 'drives' other than c,d.a and scanner in my computer, should there be a drive showing for the camera.



    One other thing, when I turn the camera to the download setting the light flashes twice then doesn't again, unlike normal downloads where it continues to flash until the download is complete.  Help?

  • mohalavt Oct 31, 2007

    Have many important photos on this camera is there ANY way I can get them or try to get the camera fixed?

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Remove the Camera software. Assuming the camera is OK Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista will see the camera without software. Try it and come back

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    john ash Sep 28, 2007

    Software Uninstalled- OK
    This is a ME/2000/XP computer yes?
    Then with the camera switched on and operating and correctly plugged in Windows should put up the Scanner/Camera Wizard ask you what to do about the images.
    If it does not- with camera still plugged in etc., reboot the computer.
    OK now?
    No
    Go to my computer ans see if an additional drives is showing- that is if you have normal A C D drives then 'E' drive should show if you other drives then the next letter
    Come back when you have tried all that.

  • john ash
    john ash Oct 26, 2007

     This then is a camera fault on the main board.

    Actually- camera working or not the bestway to get images into a computer is through a card reader and not the camera.
    so 2 things - 1. junk the camera at this age no repair is likely
    and  2 when buying the next camera buy a card reader- they are quite cheap,

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    john ash Oct 31, 2007

    There are several ways of getting images off a card.
    But it depends on your location and what exists there.
    Local processing station - here in the UK for example many large supermarkets and drug stores have them- you take the card in and either the staff there will do it and put them on to a CD for you or many are self service.
    Anything like that where you are?
    Or a friend with a computer that you can hook up to.
    The card reader already mentioned.
    Purchase another card to fill whilst the download problem is resolved.
    Coming back to the problem- from what you have said in the begining my response -   You will have to follow the adivce  to remove the card and get images off by the methods described.

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