Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera ?

Cannot download images to computer

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Install the disc while the camera is not connected. After restarting your computer, turn the camera on and plug it into the USB port. The camera mode has to be set on playback ( the little triangle). If it is set on the little camera icon, the computer will not detect the camera. Then the computer detects the new hardware and you can choose the proper action.
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It's very hard to troubleshoot software problems online, and it likely is a software issue. But as a solution I highly recommend that you instead consider a card reader to download your photos to your computer. They're very inexpensive, much faster downloading photos from the camera, do not use the camera's batteries during download, and are much less prone to file corruption of the photos during the download.
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\015\012You place the camera's card in the reader, and your computer sees it as a hard drive. You simply copy/paste or drag/drop your photos onto your hard drive. For all of these reasons, most professional photographers utilize card readers exclusively. Really, you'll save yourself a lot of heartache. Here are some examples from Amazon:
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