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Pictures To Chip From Computer

For Christmas we got a Photo Show you put the dhip in the back. My camera is a Olympus SP-500UZ. I want to get pictures from my computer on to the empty chip in my camera.Plwase help an Old Granny

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Re: Pictures To Chip From Computer

You can get a reader on ebay like this: USB 2.0 ALL MEMORY CARD READER WRITER SD MMC MS CF CR56s.gif I have one and it is very easy to use.

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