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Russell A., Camera and Video Technician
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Experience:  30 years of experience as a TV station technician gives me a unique understanding of technical equipment issues.
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My camera will not load pictures.i plug it in and the creen

Customer Question

my camera will not load pictures.i plug it in and the creen flashes,but does not show up on my is a Eos rebel t3
JA: What's the exact make and model of the camera? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: 2 and a half years or so have never had a problem before
JA: What happened right before this popped up? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: what can i do?
JA: Anything else you want the camera expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell H. replied 8 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

Try using a different USB cable. They have only four wires in them, and only one of two out of those has to break, for the device on the cable to be unrecognizable and unusable by the computer.

Also try a different USB port on the computer. Leave the plug of the cable in the USB port for at least 2 minutes before giving up - it may take a little time for the computer to recognize a device on a different USB port (if the one port is all that were wrong with things.)

And examine the plug-in or jack on the camera, for dirt. It might need cleaning (by scrubbing out with an old (but clean, and dry!) toothbrush, for at least 20 seconds, if it seems the least bit linty or dirty.

Let me know what results you get. I'll help more as needed.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I found the camera on tbe computer and was able to load the pictures. It wasn't the normal way. Will see about a new cable tomorrow
Expert:  Russell H. replied 8 months ago.

I presume you found the camera's icon and accessed the pictures on it that way.

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