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I plug my camera into my computer hub as usual, but or some reason it will not start downloading the images. The light never starts flashing and the blue light never comes on. I can not transmit the images to my computer. The batteries in my camera are fully charged. I have tried repeatedly but its not working.

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  • kakima Oct 08, 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. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

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Having gone over four months without a response, I assume my suggestion to use a card reader solved the problem.

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