I recently had problems downloading images from my new Canon PowerShot S3IS camera and someone mentioned that it would be easier to get a card reader.
So, I bought a Sandisk "5-in-1 card reader/writer" hoping to bypass my problems with the digital camera software. Instead, now I have run into a problem with the card reader...
I have installed (and reinstalled) the software from the disk that the card reader came with. The button on the card reader is ONLY supposed to be lit up when a card is "correctly plugged in" - instead the light won't go off as long as it is connected to the computer. With a card or not.
The when I plug the card in the light stays lit. If I push the button then nothing happens. If I open up the program on the computer it says "The SanDisk TransferMater Monitor is already running. Connect or insert your media card to launch the application"
I have also plugged in all of my cards (I bought 3 new ones with the camera". Still no luck. I will probably post my problems with the digital camera software also. I just want to get my pics to my computer - didn't expect it to be so difficult.
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Sounds like the pictures are hidden. Take out the memory card of the acmera and plug it in to a computer that has a card reader. Click the file and folder options of your computer then click the box that says SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS. You should be able to view your pictures now using the computer.
Hi, It is known problem of ccd imager failure in S3IS Canon camera and ccd imager chip will be replaced to get live view to take fresh picture.
Local camera repair shop will repair camera by replacing ccd imager chip because camera will take apart and soldering work is also involve so its not likely novice fix. Thanks.
Supported windows Operating system
Windows 98 Second edition(SE) Windows Me Windows 2000 Service pack 4 Windows XP SP 1 and SP 2
Canon PowerShot A430 has no update about the new driver software for windows 7
Try doing this direct transfer in your computer
1. Connect the camera to your computer using the supplied USB cable of your camera.
2. Set the mode dial to (playback) and turn on the power. The camera and computer will be able to communicate.
3. If there is no pop up window that has Canon CameraWindow, Click the [Start] menu and select [all Programs] or [Programs]. followed by [Canon Utilities], [Camera Window], [PowerShot-IXY-IXUS-DV 6] and [CameraWindow]
4. Download the images. * Download the images using the camera or the computer. * By default, the downloaded images are saved into the [My Pictures] folder.
** If the above process does not work you can just use the memory card of your camera and connect that on your laptop. (some laptop has built in card reader) The memory card works like a flash drive and you can just transfer files like transferring from one folder to another.** Issue on the operating system compatibility.
Although my SanDisk compactFlash cards 128 MB 256MB 4GB and 8GB cards are far from being full, when I open up my Canon Powershot A40, the follwing msg appears: CF card full. However, the original Canon Compactflash card FC 8M provided with my camera will still accept new photos. The problem is recent. Can someone help me.
Buy a card reader for cheap and download photos using card reader. Remove SD card from camera and insert into card reader, then hookup card reader to computer through USB port. Try Picasa3 free software from Google to download images. Works great and all is inexpensive
As a solution I highly recommend that you forego the old cable to the camera route, and instead consider a card reader to download your photos to your computer. Card readers are very inexpensive, much much faster downloading photos from the camera, do not use the camera's batteries during download, and are much less prone to file corruption of the photos during the download.
You place the camera's card in the reader, and your computer sees it as a hard drive. You simply copy/paste or drag/drop your photos onto your hard drive. For all of these reasons, most professional photographers utilize card readers exclusively. Really, you'll save yourself a lot of headache. Here are some examples from Amazon. Also, don't be fooled by the cost. some of the cheap ones work just fine. Go by the reviews. Also make sure you get a reader that is stated capable of reading your card (particularly if you have an SDHC card):