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I have a Canon A700 powershot. For some reason the camera is not automatically downloading the photos to my computer. I have reinstalled the software to the computer but when I connect the camera to the computer the blue light on the camera denoting download capability no longer comes on and the computer whilst sound prompting the connection does not appear to be recognising/connecting the camera to the computer. This is a recent problem. Is it likely to be a fault with the camera, computer software, the cable connection, my ineptitude or something else. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. best regards Craig Pearmain

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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.

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