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Re: What is the proper way to disconnect the camera from...

Depending on the operating system that you work with, there is a proper way to disconnect your camera from your computer to ensure smooth operation. With Windows 98, you can simply turn your camera off and unplug it. Make sure you are not in the middle of downloading when you disconnect your camera, or you might loose some or all of your pictures. In Windows ME and Windows 2000, you must go to the system tray (on your task bar usually located on the bottom of your screen) and look for the "unplug/eject hardware" icon. Click this "unplug/eject hardware" icon once to pop up a list of devices available for disconnection, then click on your camera's drive. When the computer tells you it is safe to disconnect your device, then simply turn your camera off and unplug it. Windows XP also has an "unplug/eject hardware" system tray icon, which you should use. However, if you are not in the middle of downloading your pictures, it is generally safe to simply turn your camera off and unplug it. On a MacOS computer, you should drag the camera's disk icon to the trash can before turning off or unplugging it.

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to turn the camera on Fine Pix Viewer will start and the save Image Wizard will display follow on screen instructions to download pictures.

To disconnect make sure the indicator lamp is off then press the same button for about a second to shut the camera off THEN disconnect the camera from the computer.
You should then format the memory card to begin fresh with a clean card and allow the camera and memory card to properly communicate between each other without errors.
Here is a diagram to show you were and how to format the card.
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