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Canon powershot A540 Digital Camera problem

How do I download pictures when I can't get my computer to recognize the camera? Also what mode do I put the camera in while downloading?

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  • crowbahr Feb 10, 2008

    My computer won't recognize my camera.
    I've plugged in the USB many different ways, and my computer just wont recognize that it's there. What do I do?

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    We have installed the software - but the computer still won't recognize the camera through the usb line. Please help.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    why wont my computer recognize my camera im using usb

  • Triwise Mar 02, 2008

    Whats to say Dam camera not uploading to my computer because the USB will not reconize it

  • mtandst Mar 07, 2008


    My computer won't automatically recognize that the camera is hooked up to the USB port either. With my old camera...Once I hooked up...My computer realized that something was in my USB port. I then had the option to automatically scan the photos to the computer for download, etc. using the microsoft wizard. It was very easy that way. I can't figure out why this camera dosen't do that. Any help would be appreciated. If someone knows how to download these pics PLEASE LET US KNOW in easy steps. Thanks so much.

  • tae boo Mar 16, 2008

    computer wont recognize the device

  • tae boo Mar 16, 2008


  • PDog2008 Apr 26, 2008

    All the sudden, when I plug in my camera to my computer, it makes a double clicking sound and the computer does not open the files on my camera.

    The steps I have already taken to solve the problem are to try to turn my camera off and then try to turn it on again and plug it into my computer. I have also read some of the troubleshooting options on this page.



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Dear customer,

You would have got the Installation cd along with the camera you should install that first and then connect the camera to the pc and then browse the software to retrieve from the canera.


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Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

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