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Bad USB conection?

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My camera has been working fine for me, but I just tried uploading photos onto the computer and the computer doesn´t recognize that anything is plugged in.  The camera is on, the cords are all connected...could it be that my USB cable has gone bad?

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Re: Bad USB conection?

It's not likely the cable went bad.  Do you have more than one USB port you can try? do you have other USB devices to test the port? did you reboot?

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