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Downloading images When I install the cable to download images to my computer, I am getting a message that there is a "Power Surge on Hub Port". This has come out of nowhere, it was working fine last week. The detailed message says "A USB device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port". Any ideas? Thanks, Ann in Toronto

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    Shoaib Rais May 11, 2010

    that means ur USB cable u are using might be faulty or the usb port kindly change the cable and usb port try another port for this device

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Possibly a short in the camera, cable, or the port itself. Recommend trying another port. If that doesn't help, then please see the following blog article, as it describes the use of a card reader as a much easier, faster, and less error prone way to download your photos. In fact there are several important reasons discussed in the article for using a card reader vice downloading from the camera. USB Card readers are also very inexpensive these day, with cost virtually not an issue:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-do-i-download-photos-or-pictures.html

Posted on May 17, 2009

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