I'm sorry about the issue. Do you mean if you take pictures with the memory card, then you can download them to your computer, but if you do not use the memory card, then you cannot download pictures to the computer right?
If you take out the memory card from the camera, do you still see those pictures on the camera's screen?
If you take out the memory card from the camera, then connect the camera to the computer, does the camera show anything different? Does the computer show anything?
Do you have windows xp, vista, or 7, or 8, 10, or mac computer?
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Solution #1: Copy images from camera's internal memory to memory card:
- Turn off the camera, then insert memory card to camera, then turn on the camera
, then press MENU button on camera, then scroll down, then select option Copy, then select option Camera to card and continue.
- Please click on the websites below for full instructions/illustrations:
- Another solution is to download and install the Nikon ViewNX 2 program at the website below:
, then don't insert the memory card to camera, then turn on the camera, then connect the camera to the computer with the USB cable, then use the ViewNX 2 program to transfer / import pictures.
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