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Red blinking sign

Whenever the camera is on the camera mode, there is a red box with a circle that looks like a clock that is blinking in the center top of the screen. I know it is not self timer. Also, when i plug my camera into my computer, it is not registering. Iphoto comes up, but my computer does not register that the camera is in, so I'm thinking the two might be connected somehow.

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No, they're not connected.

Go into the setup menu and set the date and time. This will get rid of the blinking red clock.

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.

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. Or you can use iPhoto or Nikon Transfer or any other photo cataloging program.

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