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Appreciate your answer and I think I've copied them to the dcim folder but the still aren't viewable on te actual camera, can you help me with that?

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I'm not familiar with that model, but generally in the camera menu you can browse on a particular folder. Was there an error message? Also make sure the file are still in JPEG format.

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    dboss Jul 26, 2008

    Sorry, for this very long response, cause actually I'm using a GPRS-PC connection, quite expensive here in the Philippines. Maybe there;s really a problem with the camera electronics itself that needs professional attention, regards.


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Please follow the steps to transfer images from a Camera to the Computer.
  1. Connect the Camera to the Computer.
  2. Turn ON the Camera
  3. If you're getting a pop window after connecting the Camera, close it.
  4. Open My Computer
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  12. Turn off the Camera.
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