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Down loading to lap top

My canon g6 just stopped being able to download pictures to my laptop...the lap top message says the USB is not recognized try reconnecting.

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  • DGNM Aug 28, 2008

    my canon powershot A460 cannot be recognised by my laptop even after installing the software from th discs that came with it.

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After a couple years of use, neither of my computers will recognize my G6. This is the second G6 I've had with this problem. Canon replaced the first camera with a new one. I have just returned from a trip, and don't know how to get the photos transferred, before I send it back to Canon. Would appreciate any helpful information. Thanks.

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I don't have the usb cord that came with the camera, cannot find driver on line and after market cable not recognized, how can I upload to lap top Windows 10?


Contact Fuji customer services for help, advice and possibly the drivers and/or cable that you need. The camera is, however, eleven years old, so they may not have what you require anymore. It takes an xD media card, but you may be able to get a USB card reader that can accommodate that.

Oct 08, 2016 | Fuji FinePix S5200 / S5600 Digital Camera

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When I connect my Canon PowerShot A3100 IS camera to either of two laptops via USB cable, I get an error message stating "USB Device Not Recognized - One of the USB devices attached to this computer...


I had this problem today and you might want to check this
from PC's menu = go to my computer right click and select properties
select device manager,
locate "canon camera" which may be under portable devices as mine was
There is either a plus or minus sign next to it. If it is negative as mine, delete this driver. Make sure your camera is off and unplugged before you delete it.
Plug camera in, turn on and the camera should download the driver again.
It worked for me - I'm not technically brilliant but basically, the driver wasn't working correctly.
If you can't find the same settings, call customer service - they were great.

Aug 26, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A3100 IS Digital Camera

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My lap top unable to recognized my finepiz digital camera when i hook up with the usb port


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.


Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

May 14, 2010 | Fuji FinePix Z10fd Digital Camera

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Have a Canon A720 IS won't download.


Blame Microsoft updates. Try using a separate card reader instead of your camera.

Jan 04, 2010 | Digital Cameras

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Can't download pictures to laptop


I agree use a usb card reader not as expensive as the cables

Jul 29, 2009 | Canon PowerShot G6 Digital Camera

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Windows Vista does not recognize Canon PowerShot A80


Vista requires updated drivers for most of the older cameras. Unfortunately, Canon chose not to update the drivers for many of these cameras, including the A80. BUT please see the following blog article, as it describes the use of a card reader as a much easier, faster, and less error prone way to download your photos. In fact there are several important reasons discussed in the article for using a card reader vice downloading from the camera. USB Card readers are also very inexpensive these day, with cost virtually not an issue. Just make sure that you get one that's stated capable of reading a CF card:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-do-i-download-photos-or-pictures.html

May 17, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera

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Computer not recognizing my camera when connected


Most of the issues can be solved by either reinstalling the software or by disconnecting and reconnecting the device.
In this case we can close in on three solutions
1) The USB drive in the system is not functioning. Try connecting any other USB devices to the same USB port and check whether it works or not. If the other device works well then it could be a problem with the data cable or with the port in the camera (usually firewire)

2) The data cable used to transfer data might have become faulty.Try using another data cable if possible and still the same issue continues then try connecting another camera to the system and if the other camera gets detected then the problem must be with the camera.

3) Try connecting the same camera to another system and see whether the camera gets detected. If no, then the port in the camera is defective.

After this we can close in on which could be faulty. data cable / Computer / Camera.

Feb 25, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

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Cannot download my photos to my computer any longer


I CANNOT DOWNLOAD PICTURE FROM MY CANON DIGITAL IXUS 8OOIS IT KEEP TELLING ME THERE ARE NO PICTURES WHILES ARE PICTURE ON THE CAMERA.

Nov 28, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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MacBook is not recognizing my Canon G6


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). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use iPhoto or any other photo management program.

Sep 20, 2008 | Canon PowerShot G6 Digital Camera

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