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I can not get pictures to download to my computer from my camera with teh USB port. It just stopped working one has worked for years and now I can't get any pictures loaded. Please help

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  • kakima Jul 07, 2010

    Have you considered NOT connecting the camera to the 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.

  • jamie726 Jul 07, 2010

    I don't have anything to put the memory card into in order to get my pictures downloaded.

  • kakima Jul 07, 2010

    Depending on where you are, card readers can be purchased for about $8 on up.

  • jamie726 Jul 07, 2010

    ok can I get one at walmart?

  • kakima Jul 07, 2010

    Most likely. The Wal-Mart across the street from where I'm currently at has SDHC readers for $8. "Universal" readers that will read many different types of cards tend to cost a few dollars more.

  • jamie726 Jul 07, 2010

    ok thanks


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Hi there,

Well there are many resins for the problem....
1. First of all you can check out the data cable, check that both port pins are in proper condition (sometime they are bend)
2. You can uninstall the driver and software of your camera from the operating system and install them again after rebooting your computer.
3. If further you have the same problem then you can try a new data cable to connect.
Post comments if further you have the same problem.

Good Luck!!

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  • Mukesh Kumar Jul 07, 2010

    Yes you can get it from walmart.


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