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Images seen on camera but not on card

My card is quite new. I took some pictures when I was on holiday but when I inserted it into my card reader the images are not seen on the computer but when I playback while the card is in my camera the images are still there. I have tried doing a camera-computer transfer but the images are still not seen. I had four pictures from a previous trip on the same card and they were seen OK. Obviously I don't want to lose the pictures as they were from my holiday. Is there anything I can do? I don't think I did something wrong although I mistakenly put on FN which I think I have got rid of. Your help would be appreciated.

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    Yaz S Jul 16, 2008

    have u tried upgrading ur firmware?

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    Yaz S Jul 16, 2008

    use this link for the instructions

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    Yaz S Jul 16, 2008

    Using card reader is the simplest way of reading and copying pictures to the computer.
    If you encounter problems, you got to trace back your steps, starting from whether the Operating System(OS) recognizes the USB port.
    If you are using Win98SE, you need to install a driver for the card.
    If you are using Win2K or XP, you have to plug in the card reader after the OS is runing and wait for the message that the OS has detected the card reader and is installing the device.
    If you want to connect the camera direct to the PC, you need to set it to PC using the Tools Menu before connecting it to the computer.

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    Yaz S Jul 16, 2008

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