Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A550 Digital Camera ?

I have been using my Canon A550 for a few years and have uploaded many photos. It normally automatically uploads on connecting to my computer. This has now stopped working. The EOS utility "starts to download images" button is greyed out. I have checked preferences and it is set on "starts to download" as the Startup action. Any suggestions on how to resolve the problem and upload photos.


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Time to start using a card reader.
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