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Canon s90 fails to import pictures from camera to pc

Battery fine
reinstalled software
restarted computer
replaced camera battery
has worked fine in past

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Time to start using a card reader.

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Canon powershot s90 wont turn on. used it and took pics and it worked fine. shut it off. went to use it a day later and dead. new batteries didnt help.


If you already tried a second battery with no luck, you'll need to have it serviced. If the camera is over a year, the manufacturers warranty is up. If that's the situation, go to this site www.camerasandparts.com All they deal with are Canon Powershot cameras and they do excellent work, the best part is they are much cheaper than Canon. They do really great work on the Canons. That's were a lot of people go for help with the Powershot models.

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What do I do when it reads 'Communication Error' on my Canon S90 camera screen?


This happens when you connect your camero to your PC. Try plugging into another usb port if doesnt work Uninstall the Canon Software on your PC unplug the camera then restart your PC. When the PC is ready then plug in your camera to the PC. Wait until you see the Removable Icon on the System Tray. Now go to My Computer then check if you will be able to access your files. If everything fails try to use a card reader

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Aug 01, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S90 Digital Camera

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Have loaded software, connect s90 to compter using usb lead, Computer dings to say found new hardware but unable to connect with wizard and al;so zoom browser cannot detect camera


Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

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, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use Canon ZoomBrowser or any other photo cataloging program.

Mar 21, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S90 Digital Camera

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Suddenly my laptop can see pictures on my camera but will not import them however the same camera and cable works correctly on my desktop. I've reinstalled the software to no avail.


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If the software detects the camera but does not import files, then some of the files may be damaged. This will cause the import procedure to stop.
Try using a card reader, like an USB card reader to import the files. Access the Picture folder and copy and paste the file.
Regarding the software problem, try using the camera with a different memory card, or after recovering files format the one you have got. Take new pictures, and test again.

Ensure that camera batteries are fully charged.

If possible test a replacement cable, even if it works on the desktop it can still be part of the trouble.

If the problem is still there, then the last resort is reinstalling the system.

Jan 25, 2010 | Microsoft Digital Imaging Suite 2006...

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Hi! I have a Canon Powershot A530 digital camera. When I try to import pictures to my laptop(OS-Windows Vista), I get an error message "No new photos or devices found". Please provide me with a solution.


1. Try to reinstall your camera driver / software again.

2. Restart the PC/Laptop.

3. Now, connect the two devices for importing pictures!

please rate this advice if it helps...tc! :)

Dec 27, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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Canon A530 no longer able to import pix to PC/Vista


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.


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, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Sep 15, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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The camera can not download pictures in pc


Hello and welcome to FixYa

Please go to a electronics store and buy a USB card reader. I bought one last week and it cost $0.5 so its cheap as dirt. Then simply remove the card from your camera , pop it into the reader and the pictures will appear on a drive like a flashdrive in your my computer folder.

This is a much better option than using the camera's cable as it is faster , safer , saves on your camera battery and you don't need to install any software or drivers.


The card reader will most likely also still be compatible with any new camera you buy in future.

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Andrea

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My Canon A540 cannon be connected to my PC


Here are the steps to take.

1. Establish whether or not you have a connection between your camera/computer by going to your start button, control panel, system, hardware tab and device manager. The camera must be powered on and in playback mode (should automatically go to playback mode when connected, camera's screen should go black if there is a connection). Make sure you have a fully or nearly fully charged battery in your camera.

2. Once in device manager, look under Imaging Devices. If your camera is properly connected it should show up as Canon Powershot SD800. If it shows a yellow exclamation point, there is a driver issue, and even if it doesn't show a yellow exclamation point, you may want to update your driver anyway by right clicking and having the system search automatically for driver updates. If download of driver begins, great...once finished, restart camera and your problem may be resolved.

3. If there are any other imaging devices, you may have to temporarily disable them to avoid conflicts.

4. If you have any other imaging software running, exit or close the program in your system tray (down by your clock in the right hand corner of your computer's desktop.

5. Try again to connect.

6. If you are on a desktop, try a rear usb port vs. a front port. You can also try a different port on a laptop. After each change, try restarting camera to establish connection.

7. Go to start/My Computer and look for the icon for your camera...you will be able to download images even without Canon software loaded onto computer so this is not a software issue if you have no hardware connection. If you see the icon, right click on it and choose Get or Import pictures. From there the default Microsoft scanner and camera wizard should launch and you will be able to import your images.

8. If still no connection, try going to Start/Run and type in services.msc here you are looking for 4 services to be running. Check under status of each service and make sure it reads that each of these services are started.
  • Canon Camera Access Library 8 (if Canon software loaded)
  • SSDP discovery service
  • Universal Plug and Play Device Host
  • Windows Image Acquisition
Once all of these services are started on your computer, restart camera once again. If any of the last three services are not on your computer or are not started, connecting will be a problem.

If all of these steps fail, try purchasing an SD card reader from your local electronics store for around $12 and download images from there. Canon also offers lifetime technical support for your Powershot, so give them a call if none of these steps work or if you would like someone to walk you through it.

Best of luck to you!
MrsJGreen

May 29, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

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Canon A640/A630


If updating your Canon software on their website doesn't work, try these steps. I'm not sure what you meant about downloading to print...are you using card reader or camera to connect to PC?

Here are the steps to take.


1. Establish whether or not you have a connection between your camera/computer by going to your start button, control panel, system, hardware tab and device manager. The camera must be powered on and in playback mode (should automatically go to playback mode when connected, camera's screen should go black if there is a connection). Make sure you have a fully or nearly fully charged battery in your camera.

2. Once in device manager, look under Imaging Devices. If your camera is properly connected it should show up as Canon Powershot SD800. If it shows a yellow exclamation point, there is a driver issue, and even if it doesn't show a yellow exclamation point, you may want to update your driver anyway by right clicking and having the system search automatically for driver updates. If download of driver begins, great...once finished, restart camera and your problem may be resolved.

3. If there are any other imaging devices, you may have to temporarily disable them to avoid conflicts.

4. If you have any other imaging software running, exit or close the program in your system tray (down by your clock in the right hand corner of your computer's desktop.

5. Try again to connect.

6. If you are on a desktop, try a rear usb port vs. a front port. You can also try a different port on a laptop. After each change, try restarting camera to establish connection.

7. Go to start/My Computer and look for the icon for your camera...you will be able to download images even without Canon software loaded onto computer so this is not a software issue if you have no hardware connection. If you see the icon, right click on it and choose Get or Import pictures. From there the default Microsoft scanner and camera wizard should launch and you will be able to import your images.

8. If still no connection, try going to Start/Run and type in services.msc here you are looking for 4 services to be running. Check under status of each service and make sure it reads that each of these services are started.
  • Canon Camera Access Library 8 (if Canon software loaded)
  • SSDP discovery service
  • Universal Plug and Play Device Host
  • Windows Image Acquisition
Once all of these services are started on your computer, restart camera once again. If any of the last three services are not on your computer or are not started, connecting will be a problem.

If all of these steps fail, try purchasing an SD card reader from your local electronics store for around $12 and download images from there. Canon also offers lifetime technical support for your Powershot, so give them a call if none of these steps work or if you would like someone to walk you through it.

Best of luck to you!
MrsJGreen

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Download to computer


Try to reinstall camera's software to your PC Good luck!

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