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Computer recognizing device

When trying to transfer images from my camera to the Pc i am getting a message saying that the camera is not connected, but it is, i have tried using a different Usb cable and have charged the battery. I have also reinstalled the software still nothing.
I took the camera to work and it worked at work on the my pc there, what am i doing wrong???

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  • susiejane Dec 30, 2007


    Thanks Already done this...still not working



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Rotate the selector of the camera view the picture taken, plug the USB wait , until PC detect camera around few seconds and message appear press download then ok.

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