I could take pictures with my camera but could not put them into my computer. This happened suddenly. I tried and tried but it won't work. Soooooooooooo I took it into Staples on Wednesday. I picked it up again today (Friday). So I get it home, plug it in; it works. Only cost me $39.99. Not so bad - they do not know what happened but when they cleaned it up etc. , it worked. I didn't realize how much the computer is a part of my life until I didn't have it. I missed visiting my blog friends. I'm glad I'm back. Have a fun week-end.