Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera ?

Computers unable to detect pictures when camera is plugged in.

\015 I've had my Canon S3 IS for about a year now. Yesterday when I plugged it into my computer, the computer could not read any of the pictures. It said that there were no pictures to import, though the camera was full of them. I thought this might be a problem with the memory card, but plugging in the memory card alone worked fine. I tried to import on several different computers, and each one had the same problem. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!\015

Answers :

Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.


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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