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PowerShot A95

by jrmcdona / April 10, 2007 1:45 PM PDT

Hi, I simply cannot get my laptop to recognize my A95 via USB. Other cameras are just fine. All, I need to do is download my photos from the memory card. Not sure if its my laptop or some weird setting on the camera. (not too long ago this wasnt a problem).

Thanks for any ideas!

Jordan

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Canon A95
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 11, 2007 1:18 AM PDT
In reply to: PowerShot A95

You should consider using a card reader.

With a card reader there is no need to install any camera drivers or software. If you have Windows XP, the card reader does not need special drivers (XP has the drivers).

I have several cameras and never connect a camera to my computer.

Card readers are available at any store that sells digital cameras.
They cost about $20.

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Powershot recognition
by vinu2u20 / April 11, 2007 3:41 AM PDT
In reply to: PowerShot A95

I've had similar problems in the past with cameras not being recognised by the Scanner and Camera wizard but most times the card itself can be viewed as a removable drive in My Computer. Check your USB cable and perhaps try another one to see if the problem isn't the cable? Also wiggle the connection between the camera and the cable, if you've yanked the cable out (I dropped a camera attached to one once), you can damage the connector in the camera making a reliable connection difficult to achieve.
Cards can also be the source of a problem so, if you have a second card, see if it has the same problems. Also, if you're using a USB Hub, try plugging directly into the computer instead and see if that solves the problem. Another thought is that you should ensure your Laptop is connected to the mains power, if it is not, it maybe operating in a different power mode which may not power the USB port adequately and this connection needs a power sourse I believe.

A card reader is, as someone else has commented, an alternative and very reliable solution.

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