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Will Not Upload Images into the Computer

The transfer of camera pictures to the camera is not working. The error message says that the camera is not connected. I tried different USB cables and a different computer but it will not read the camera. Please help! Thank you.

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  • hoiby Mar 08, 2008

    can't download onto my desk top computer, message appears: connection failed,

    Also, the batteries are being drained within a few days even though the camera is turned off.

    I am able to download pictures onto my lap top using a default program.

  • pjtog Aug 12, 2008

    The error message reads that it failed to get the thumbnails. Says the device is not connected or busy. What now?The camera will not respond when it is in playback mode.

  • mimi1065 Nov 15, 2008

    my camera was able to download pictures on my laptop but not my desktop. I'm using windows vista and it has always worked before today. no screen comes up on the computer after plugging in. I went thru the start menu to and went thru the camera window to import and it prompted nothing. I removed and reinstalled the software and still nothing. can you please help me figure this one out?

  • kerri powell Nov 29, 2008

    When I try to upload the pictures to my computer I get a message that camera cannot be detected. My computer is not prompting with the upload window neither. I was able to use my camera fine with windows xp. I have only had this problem since using it with Vista.

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I have similar problems, with other USB devices and a Time Computer.
Sometimes it will only work if the peripheral (eg. MP3 player) is switched on and connected before the computer is booted up. Just a sequence thing ! It may be as simple as that !
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I assume your PC has no 'multimedia' slot that you can plug the SD Card into ????

I suggest you buy a USB SD Card Reader .. this makes a lot more sense that using the (stupid, slow, brain-dead) software that comes with most Cameras ..

RE: Batteries. Rechargeable batteries don't last for ever.... if they are more than about a year old they can self -discharge .. however if you have tried new Batteries I would guess the Camera has a fault ...

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