Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

My computer cannot find my canon powershot S5IS camera to download pictures I have done it before but when i plug it in and turn camera on nothing?? I went in and checked under my computer does not show anything there..


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Camera-computer interface has been a long standing problem easily solved by buying a card reader ($15-20). Insert SD card into reader, plug reader into USB port and download using Picasa3 (free software from Google) or other image software (PhotoShop etc.)
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My computer cannot find my canon powershot S5IS camera to download pictures I have done it before but when i plug it in and turn camera on nothing?? I went in and checked under my computer does not show anything there..


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