Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A490 Digital Camera ?

Just purchased a PowerShot A490, loaded software etc. but when I try to upload pics to my computer it says it can not detect camera. My older model, PowerShot A570 can be detected with the new software just fine. HELP!!


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Consider NOT using the USB connection.\012\012\012

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.
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