Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

My Canon IXUS 980 IS is not being recognised properly by my computer, meaning I can't download images from it. When I run the software that came with the camera, it cannot detect the IXUS. When I open it using My Computer and double clicking on the camera icon (which shows up fine) it tells me that the camera is in use. Please help!


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Use a memory card stick, and a generic USB memory card reader. Using a cord that needs a driver, is an unneeded hassle.
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