Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera ?

My Canon A540 cannon be connected to my PC

\015 It was Ok for downloading photos to my PC. Not sure what happened, starting couple days ago, the camera cannot connect to PC anymore.\015

Answers :

Here are the steps to take.

1. Establish whether or not you have\015\012a connection between your camera/computer by going to your start\015\012button, control panel, system, hardware tab and device manager. The\015\012camera must be powered on and in playback mode (should automatically go\015\012to playback mode when connected, camera's screen should go black if\015\012there is a connection). Make sure you have a fully or nearly fully\015\012charged battery in your camera.

2. Once in device manager, look\015\012under Imaging Devices. If your camera is properly connected it should\015\012show up as Canon Powershot SD800. If it shows a yellow exclamation\015\012point, there is a driver issue, and even if it doesn't show a yellow\015\012exclamation point, you may want to update your driver anyway by right\015\012clicking and having the system search automatically for driver updates.\015\012If download of driver begins, great...once finished, restart camera and\015\012your problem may be resolved.

3. If there are any other imaging devices, you may have to temporarily disable them to avoid conflicts.

4.\015\012If you have any other imaging software running, exit or close the\015\012program in your system tray (down by your clock in the right hand\015\012corner of your computer's desktop.

5. Try again to connect.

6. If you are on a desktop, try a rear usb\015\012port vs. a front port. You can also try a different port on a laptop.\015\012After each change, try restarting camera to establish connection.

7.\015\012Go to start/My Computer and look for the icon for your camera...you\015\012will be able to download images even without Canon software loaded onto\015\012computer so this is not a software issue if you have no hardware\015\012connection. If you see the icon, right click on it and choose Get or\015\012Import pictures. From there the default Microsoft scanner and camera wizard should launch and you will be able to import your images.

8.\015\012If still no connection, try going to Start/Run and type in services.msc\015\012here you are looking for 4 services to be running. Check under status\015\012of each service and make sure it reads that each of these services are\015\012started.
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  • Canon Camera Access Library 8 (if Canon software loaded)
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  • SSDP discovery service
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  • Universal Plug and Play Device Host
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  • Windows Image Acquisition
Once all of these\015\012services are started on your computer, restart camera once again. If\015\012any of the last three services are not on your computer or are not\015\012started, connecting will be a problem.

If all of these steps\015\012fail, try purchasing an SD card reader from your local electronics\015\012store for around $12 and download images from there. Canon also offers\015\012lifetime technical support for your Powershot, so give them a call if none of these steps work or if you would like someone to walk you through it.

Best of luck to you!
MrsJGreen
Try z diffrent computer and if that don't work a diffrent cable. If you are still having a issue it is your mainboard and it needs replacement that can cost 70.00 plus check out my page www.digitalcamrepair.com
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