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My camera stopped working after downloading pictures

I was downloading images from camera to computer. I was called away and left the camera connected to the computer; someone else used the computer. I came back later and disconnected the camera from the computer and now it is totally unresponsive, even with new batteries. Can my camera be revived?

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I don't believe the usb cable had anything to do with it. That cable doesn't provide any power. Its a data line. If it did it would charge your battery for you at the same time.

Do you have a power cord for your camera for charging batteries with?

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Introduction This document explains how to transfer images from the camera to a computer running Windows XP operating system by using a universal serial bus (USB) cable. Transferring the images Follow the steps below to transfer images from the camera to a Windows XP computer. Step one: Connect the camera to the computer
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