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Connection Error I'm having a hard time connecting my A730 Digital Camera to my PC. I tried the arcsoft installer as well as installing the is730 enu (an OS camera driver for Windows 98, 2000, and XP) and yet the camera is not being recognized by the PC. I also followed the instructions posted in the GE support website (including the FAQs and technical support advisory) and yet it still fails the connection. Please help... Thank you.

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The Arcsoft CD will not help you as it is not a driver disc. No driver disc is needed. Sometimes the camera gives a false connection error message. The easiest way to tell if it is connected is to go to My Computer and see if any Removable Discs show up.

Trevor Gordon
Senior Customer Tech
General Imaging Company
(Exclusive GE Digital Camera Licensee)

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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Can't download the photos from the MiCam Junior Digital Camera. Software has been correctly installed, laptop recognises camera but when try to download error message "there is a connection...


I have uploaded the installation CD here (188.81Mb): http://depositfiles.com/files/qmc5ykx6p
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I have an A730 digital camera and when i plug it into the computer it says connection failed. What am i doing wrong?


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.

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Try one of these two fixes, if they dont work for you follow the link below for further troubleshooting.

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html


Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
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