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Connection problem with Canon 450D to PC.

I connect my canon 450D to the PC via USB. The Adobe elements picks up the camera and the camera shows BUSY on the screen. Elements shows connecting to device ... please wait message. After about 5 seconds the Canon stops showing Busy and the screen looks like I had just switched on without the USB connected. Elements then says the Device is not connected or busy. I have tried different USB cable and Port. Restarting windows etc all to know avail. This was all working fine two days ago and nothing has changed. Help !

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  • tim2122 Oct 07, 2009

    Will give it a try. Will be this evening before I can do it. I have tried just accessing via MY COMPUTER but the same things happens in that I can see the camera for a few seconds and then it disconnects. I will update once I have tried a REINSTALL of the cannon software. Thanks

  • tim2122 Oct 07, 2009

    Will give it a try. Will be this evening before I can do it. I have tried just accessing via MY COMPUTER but the same things happens in that I can see the camera for a few seconds and then it disconnects. I will update once I have tried a REINSTALL of the cannon software. Thanks

  • tim2122 Oct 29, 2009

    Hi, Nope it didn't. What I did was reinstall the canon software but this did not help. However it is now working and I think this is due to a Canon firmware upgrade (to be carried out with caution)http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/...

    I did also deinstall some other software just prior to this which may have had an impact but I cannot be sure (sorry).

    Cheers, Tim

  • Marvo2 May 11, 2010

    Hi, This happened to my 350D once.. I ended up deleting the camera hardware from the computer and reinstalling the hardware cd and that cracked it.. Any luck??

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My 450D is having this same problem. i have been fearing it might be a malfunction of the "digital terminal" (the cable "slot" on the camera itself) since the warranty ran out two months ago. did reinstalling the software help?

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Use a card reader to download your pictures to a folder you create on your desktop.

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