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Old Nov 5, 2006, 2:31 AM   #1
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Has anyone any idea why my A710 is does not appear in the list of hardware to be safely removed? I prefer to do that as there may be a chance of card corruption just switching the camera off.

My previous Pana FZ 10 and Oly C700uz all were on that list.

I do not use any software other than Win Explorer to copy and paste.



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Old Nov 5, 2006, 12:31 PM   #2
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If you turn the camera off you should not have any problem with card corruption.
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Old Nov 13, 2006, 11:12 PM   #3
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I don't know for sure, but I suspect your camera (and my S3) do not connect according to the USB standard. Canon (and Microsoft) know the details of how this is done, and they're not telling us. (Volunteers running Linux have to use trial and error, memory dumps, packet sniffers, whatever to get stuff to work, and they meet with some success.)

A scanner or tape drive with its own interface card (not parallel port or USB) probably uses the same kind of (mysterious) interface.

EDIT: Even USB devices like my MP3 player can have weird interfaces. My TDK Mojo has 256 megs of flash memory, but neither internal memory nor SD card (if inserted) appear as a filesystem to 'My Computer', IIRC.(/END of edit)

I also turn my camera off to remove it from the system.

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