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When connecting this camera to my computer, I get a message saying that the USB Device is not recognized. My camera has always worked before - what happened?

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Time to start using a card reader.

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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 such as Picasa.

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