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Downloading my pictures

When trying to download my pictures the LCD will go blank and the access lamp blinks about 5 times really fast and then nothing, but when I unplug the USB cable the pictures appear on the LCD. Please help

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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 any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Posted on Aug 31, 2012

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go to my computer and right click on mouse>manage then go to "device manager" and find your camera's devices... try to uninstall it... after that rescan device manager...

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