Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

My canon powershot sd100is is really tricky when uploading pictures to my computer. I have even gone as far as un and reinstalling the software, but when I connect my camera nine times out of ten the camera screen goes black as it should and the computer sounds a tone as if it recognizes it but none of the picture programs will recognize that my camera is plugged in.


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Im having a similar problem but it wont recognize my videos...but for ur problem if u have a pc that takes memory cards directly it is prob the best way to upload ur pics but if anyone can fig out how i can upload vids thru the camera plug i would be so happy
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My canon powershot sd100is is really tricky when uploading pictures to my computer. I have even gone as far as un and reinstalling the software, but when I connect my camera nine times out of ten the camera screen goes black as it should and the computer sounds a tone as if it recognizes it but none of the picture programs will recognize that my camera is plugged in.


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