Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A480 Digital Camera ?

Camera is "malfunctioning"

\015 I'm using a canon powershot a480, when I connect it to the computer in order to view the pics on my PC, the camera appears to stuck in display mode and the computer says that the USB device has malfunctioned and is not recognized. Using a vista 64 bit machine\015

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