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Unable to download pictures from canon A530 digital camera



I'm using Canon A530 digi camera from past 1year and didn't have any problem.

Recently when I tried to connect the camera to the system and try to download the pics, it says "No pictures found" even though the pictures & videos available to view (from the camera)

Please help me to download the pictures. Is there any setting that needs to be reset?


Thanks in Advance,


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  • sandygoldin Oct 18, 2007

    I tried removing the memory card & inserting it again it didn't work. Yes, the computer will detect the camera.

  • sandygoldin Oct 23, 2007

    I have tried to download using the card reader but still its not working.

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2007

    I have the same problem...downloaded images one day and the next day it won't work...I didn't do anything differently...the window that pops up says, "camera not connected." I have checked all connections and plugged into a different USB port...I changed the batteries...I removed the memory card and put it back in.

  • Jon Barnes Nov 17, 2008

    I was able to dump photos last week & tried it today & got an error on my laptop screen: "Cannot detect camera. Check connections to camera, then retry." I have tried reseating & using different cables & usb connections. also ran the 'updates' off of the canon site. I was going to uninstall & reload from scratch. But My driver disc that came with the camera is damaged w/a crack, so that is not an option since those files do not exsist on Canon's website & I could not find them via web-search.



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Try removing the memory card and inserting it again.
Also, does the computer detect the camera properly?

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  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2007

    Do you access the camera via the Camera software?
    There's a possiblity that if you are trying to access the camera without the software, it won't see your pictures.

    Your camera doesn't have any internal memory, so you must be using a memory card.
    So, if you have a card reader, you can download all files from the memory card to your computer without any hassles. A card reader comes cheap and is much faster than directly accessing the camera.



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