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Downloading to computer

I have taken many videos with my S2 IS and have had great results. I use 2g cards. Today, I downloaded one card with no problems but when I tried to download a second card, I get the message "The device is not connected or is busy." I tried other programs, changed the connection to another USB port, tried downloading another card, rebooted, ....... all efforts resulted in getting the same message....I welcome any ideas.

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Do you have anything that can read memory cards? Try taking the card out of the camera and connecting it directly to your computer using a memory card reader or even a different camera. If you do get this to work, get all the picture off of it, and then format the card. To format the card, right click it in My Computer, and select format. It should work in your camera again after this.

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