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Canon EOS 20D wont connect to PC

While traveling I connected my camera to a friend's Mac to give them some pictures. Ever since I have not been able to download any of my pictures onto my PC. I've tried reformating the card. I don't know what else to do.
Any help would be great!
Thanks - Hilary

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Re: Canon EOS 20D wont connect to PC

First of all, I think you'll get better results by using a Card Reader. It's faster and you're not so dependent on the camera and computer being in some sort of "sync"

They are soo cheap now and more dependable. Computers aren't so fussy about different card readers being plugged into them.

I think you're problem might be solved by re-installing your Canon software and then following the instructions about interfacing the camera w/computer.......I'd still go for the reader.

PS: I'm part of this Canon camera group on MSN. This is one of the better ones. To help solve this problem and any other advice check here.

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