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I have a new Canon PowerShot A570 IS. I am unable to download photos to my i Mac computer. When I click import it says 'no camera selected' although the camera is limked to the computer and swithched. This a replacement camera for the same model which I lost. I had no problems with the original.

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Go to your hard drive and click on Applications/Image Capture and it should allow you to choose which camera you are downloading from. This is assuming that your camera is being recognized by the computer. You can find out by turning camera on while connected and in playback mode and going to your apple icon/about this mac/more info and clicking on hardware/usb and your camera model should show up there if it is connecting properly.

If all else fails, try a card reader for downloading, they are known to solve many headaches!

Hope this helps!

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