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Cybershoot Download I plug my camera into the USB cable and the camera keeps turning on and off. Do I need a new cable?

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  • quips Jun 27, 2008

    Having problems downloading my images to the computer. I plug the camera into a USB port via the cable supplied. It use to work just fine. Now it turns off and on quickly. Could I of damaged the cable some how?

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Yes!! replace your cable and STOP using the one you have. chances are if it is shutting off the camera it has a short in it and my kill the camera. i had a bad cable kill a cell phone once. it was doing the same thing. the new phone it did the same thing when i plugged in the cable. i replaced the cable and it worked fine.

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  • Richard Stone Jul 07, 2008

    you could have damaged the cable by bending it too much or pulling on the cord instead of the head of the cable to unplug it. a cable that is plugged and unplugged often will go bad quicker. Better cables will last longer. i like Nokia cables. they seam to have the longest life. If one of the USB cables that fits a Nokia phone is the same as the one that fits your camera then get one from them. if not belkin has some good cables too.

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