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Are you able to download pictures from a camera to the PC if your batteries are dead?


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In order for you to download pictures from a camera there should be power on meaning it should be power on , so if the battery is dead the camera is off , that way you wont be able to transfer pictures from camera to computer. But if you have a card reader just put the memory card of the camera to it and you can transfer pictures that way...
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