In the past I've had no problem transferring images from my Canon A540 to my computer.
Recently a friend took my 1 GB disk and downloaded my photos on his HP photo printer to his Mac. I could not download the images to my PC after that.
I've tried to reinstall the software and various other connecting tips including taking and using another disk but nothing. The blue transfer light doesn't come on the camera.
Help ... any ideas anyone? Please keep in mind I'm not a computer geek.
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Do you have a memeory card reader? They work a lot faster than cable transfer. Get one if you don't, for about $10 or so, or borrow one to test your card. Then see if your memory card (the "disk") displays your pictures onto the computer through the card reader. If it does, your friend might have physically damaged the USB cable connector on the camera or the card socket inside the battery compartment (or, of course, you might have done so yourself somehow). As long as you have the card reader you'll still be able to transfer images.
If the pictures don't show up on the card reader, it's more likely the card itself was damaged, though you say you tried another card. If you've already downloaded the pictures, try reformatting the card (which will erase everything) and then give it another shot.
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What OS does your computer have? If you open the file explorer (Computer or My Computer), is the camera listed among the devices with removable storage? If it is, the problem is that auto-run has been turned off by Windows (this is a security issue) for removable media. (It applies to flash drives too.)
Treat the camera as removable media and either launch the software first and then choose File > Open > the camera or click on the pictures on the camera by opening the Camera folders. The software should launch if the default program association has not been changed. (In Windows 7, click Start > Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs.)
You can simply plugin your camera to your computer's usb port. Once the system automatically detected the new usb device and displays the green usb icon on the lower right corner of your computer's monitor, open your windows explorer.
Click your windows Start button and click Run. Type "explorer" (without the quotes) so it will open you a window. From the left panel, click on My Computer and click on the drive letter associated with your Canon A540. It will show you the contents on the right. Open the folders until you see those picture files. You can right click on that folder and choose Copy. Then go to your computer's desktop and right click from that area and click/choose Paste. That should do it.
Good luck and hope this helps. If you have any questions, please let me know.
First you should have a program installed in your computer to transfer your pictures, best is canon's.
Once the USB cable is connected you should turn your camera on, automatictly the program detects your camera and asks you to press the transfering button. Good Luck.