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Can't upload photos with Canon Powershot A520

After 18 months of being able to upload, now the camera shuts off when I plug it into the computer, despite replacing old batteries with new batteries.

I see on the forum this is a common problem with this camera...help!

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If the other solutions didn't work for you, you can always buy a memory card reader for around $30... These plug into your computer, and then you remove the memory card from your camera, and it clicks into the reader. Or your comptuer, if it was made in the last year or 2, may have an SD card reader built in...

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