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Problem downloading photos

I have a Canon Powershot A560 digital camera. Recently I tried to download photos off my camera using the USB device and also using the cord that connects directly to my camera. Nothing is appearing on my desktop. Did I press a button on my camera that is causing this problem? I've had the camera for years and this has never happened before.

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Try 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). 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 management program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com )

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I had this same problem and it is a problem with the actual camera where the usb cord plugs in. Luckily there is a cheap solution - you can go to radio shack and get a memory card reader for about $15 (or some newer advanced all-in one printers and computers already come with them) and take the memory card out and insert it into the reader. You can transfer the pics from the reader to your computer. All you need for the reader is an available USB port. It is very simple and I have found it to be a better way since it doesn't eat up batteries either.

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SOURCE: Powershot A560

The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Posted on May 17, 2008

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SOURCE: canon powershot A540 digital ...problem it shown card locked

Remove the SD card from the camera. Look for the tiny slide switch on the side of the card. Slide this switch back to the unlocked position (opposite of whatever its at now).

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Remote shooting with my canon powershot A560 can i do it?

"its not supported on A series cameras "

It is supported in the A series, the A75 has remote shooting.

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SOURCE: computer won't upload photos from

Used my "Windows Update" application and ran it-Camera was "plugged in" with my USB cable while I ran the update ( camera was off ). Must have been related to the driver for my Canon. Whatever it was-it fixed it.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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For international readers, here's another source for card readers (free international shipping too :-)

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