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Communication Error My 2-year-old Canon A560 suddenly cannot load photos onto my computer. I've tried 3 different USB Cables 2wo different ports and 3 different computers. It won't open up on any of them. The camera is not detected and it shows up on my camera "communication error"

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Fully concur with Obertelli's solution. Here's a little more info on the external card reader method to download photos. Note that there are many advantages to using this method than downloading through your camera.

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It suggests that the USB socket on the camera is damaged.

It's not cost effective to repair it, so just remove the memory card from the camera and transfer files using an external card reader. It's usually a lot quicker this way as well.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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