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Canon PowerShot A540 will not take a picture

I have a "create Folder" icon on the screen and the camera won't take a picture The camera has been working ok until all of a
sudden(meaning I don't remember doing anything to it...)when you push
down on the button to take a picture... nothing happens. Everything else
appears to work (menus,zoom in/out, xfer to PC) except the ability to
take a picture. At the same time the create folder icon showed up on the

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Are you sure it's the create folder icon and not the "format" icon, they're very similar? This sounds like it may be a corrupted card problem. This link provides troubleshooting tips for card problems problem.

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The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

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Click your windows Start button and click Run. Type "explorer" (without the quotes) so it will open you a window. From the left panel, click on My Computer and click on the drive letter associated with your Canon A540. It will show you the contents on the right. Open the folders until you see those picture files. You can right click on that folder and choose Copy. Then go to your computer's desktop and right click from that area and click/choose Paste. That should do it.

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