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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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