Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

A message of not connected comes up on the camera screen


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What make and model camera? Do you really need to connect your camera to your computer? If your camera uses a memory card of some type then you don't need to connect at all.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).
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A message of not connected comes up on the camera screen


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