Question about Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

2 Answers

I can not get my pictures to transfer.

When I go to down loas nothing is happening.

Posted by on

  • Anonymous May 03, 2008

    i get canon power shot A530 driver 4 transfer to picture fron camera to pc

  • Shadee Jun 11, 2008

    It tells me to choose Cannon Camera Window for this action.



    Also tells me the destination has been changed. But I have not changed it.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Thank you sooo very much Mrs J Green. Thankfully I did not go with some of the 1st suggestions I saw previously to finding your suggestion. This fixed 2 problems I was having, 1 which was not mentioned above.

1st. my computer no longer gave me the option to upload pics when plugging in my camera, it just did nothing, but I also had to restart my computer after trying a few steps.
2nd. pictures that would show up on theplayback mode on the camera were not being read on uploaded to my computer from the card (also getting ready to reformat the sd-memory card to avoid further issues as such).

These were my mothers day pictures hence I soo much appreciate you that much more.....You Miss Lady are the Bomb!!!


Thanks 

Sonrissa_27

Posted on May 11, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 130 Answers

Here are the steps to take.

1. Establish whether or not you have a connection between your camera/computer by going to your start button, control panel, system, hardware tab and device manager. The camera must be powered on and in playback mode (should automatically go to playback mode when connected, camera's screen should go black if there is a connection). Make sure you have a fully or nearly fully charged battery in your camera.

2. Once in device manager, look under Imaging Devices. If your camera is properly connected it should show up as Canon Powershot SD800. If it shows a yellow exclamation point, there is a driver issue, and even if it doesn't show a yellow exclamation point, you may want to update your driver anyway by right clicking and having the system search automatically for driver updates. If download of driver begins, great...once finished, restart camera and your problem may be resolved.

3. If there are any other imaging devices, you may have to temporarily disable them to avoid conflicts.

4. If you have any other imaging software running, exit or close the program in your system tray (down by your clock in the right hand corner of your computer's desktop.

5. Try again to connect.

6. If you are on a desktop, try a rear usb port vs. a front port. You can also try a different port on a laptop. After each change, try restarting camera to establish connection.

7. Go to start/My Computer and look for the icon for your camera...you will be able to download images even without Canon software loaded onto computer so this is not a software issue if you have no hardware connection. If you see the icon, right click on it and choose Get or Import pictures. From there the default Microsoft scanner and camera wizard should launch and you will be able to import your images.

8. If still no connection, try going to Start/Run and type in services.msc here you are looking for 4 services to be running. Check under status of each service and make sure it reads that each of these services are started.

  • Canon Camera Access Library 8 (if Canon software loaded)
  • SSDP discovery service
  • Universal Plug and Play Device Host
  • Windows Image Acquisition
Once all of these services are started on your computer, restart camera once again. If any of the last three services are not on your computer or are not started, connecting will be a problem.

If all of these steps fail, try purchasing an SD card reader from your local electronics store for around $12 and download images from there. Canon also offers lifetime technical support for your Powershot, so give them a call if none of these steps work or if you would like someone to walk you through it.

Best of luck to you!
MrsJGreen

Posted on May 30, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have an old Z730 Easyshare camera. I am trying to transfer the pictures to the computer. I plug it into the cable, turn it on and nothing happens. This is a new problem. I get nothing when befor


Try 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). 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 management program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Sep 12, 2014 | Kodak EasyShare Digital Cameras

1 Answer

How can i transfer my pictures when i can't turn it on? new batteries installed.


Hi Wendy,
If you are using an external sd card, you can use an sd card reader. That is my favorite way of transferring pictures to my computer.
They are cheap and you can take tons of pictures in high resolution.
If you are using the on camera memory, you can connect with the usb cable to your computer and transfer that way. If you give me more info, maybe I can help. Here is a link to the manual for your camera.

Nov 29, 2011 | Polaroid I1037 Digital Camera

1 Answer

When I plug cable from camera to USB computer connection, nothing happens!


Not enough information. The transferring of files requires a sequence of functions to happen before the pictures will transfer to the computer. You will need the camera software installed on the computer. The camera sequence for transfer and each camera is different, some just need you to turn the camera on after connecting the USB cable while others require you press the "Playback" button to transfer files. Depending on the camera software installed on a computer they "normally" download to a file folder then the pictures can be opened in the software programing.

Feb 08, 2011 | Digital Cameras

1 Answer

My nikon coolpix s8000 will not charge and when i attempt to transfer pictures from the camera onto my computer (which has the nikon software already installed on it) nothing happens.


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to transfer 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). 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 Nikon Transfer or any other photo management program, such as Picasa.
Organize edit and share your photos

Aug 28, 2010 | Nikon COOLPIX S8000 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Pictures will not transfer off the camera


Here's a silly suggestion for you... is the "lock" engaged on your memory card? It will be a small sliding lock portion on the SD card. If yes, unlock it and try again.

Apr 29, 2009 | Nikon COOLPIX P5000 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Camera not recognised on computer so unable to transfer photos to


Try reloading drivers software that came with the camera.

Apr 24, 2009 | Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Transferring pictures from camera to computer


Try 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.

Jul 07, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS...

1 Answer

Transfer pictures to computer


Try 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.

Apr 10, 2008 | Samsung Digimax S800 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Olympus D-370 picture transferring help


Have you tried another USB cord? If your camera had software, you might want to do that over again.

Sep 12, 2005 | Olympus Camedia D-370 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera Logo

208 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Digital Cameras Experts

Doberman

Level 2 Expert

246 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

halotheracer
halotheracer

Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

Are you a Canon Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...