I have two digital cameras and neither would download pictures onto my computer after my foray into good husbandry had deleted all sorts of stuff. Which is why I re-loaded the softwar, which didn't work. Which is why I bought the thing to restore drivers, which didn't work. Which is why I sent off for new cable connections for both cameras, which still didn't work. Then, while trawling through those mostly incomprehensible websites where people with computer problems go to converse in techno-babble, I read the simplest solution ever.
Someone had the same problem as me and my cameras and had asked for help. All those clever dicks who live in hyper space offered solutions from buying new connections (done that) to others that were so technical that Mr Spock would have struggled. Then someone with the utmost common sense said: no porblem, buy a card reader.
What was a card reader?
I mean, birthdays and Christmas I can read my own. I didn't know anyone, apart from the Queen, had someone to read cards for them. But no, it's not that sort of card.
This is a simple device into which you slot the memory card from the camera. Then plug it into a USB port and bingo! The job's a good 'un. The pictures all download without the paraphernalia of cables and confusion.
If the cameras had come with one in the first place it would have saved a lot of problems and me the bother of buying all that stuff I don't need from Amazon. This may seem basic computer knowledge to many people, but it was a whole new discovery to me, but then I am old enough to remember the time before sliced bread.
My new notebook computer arrived, by the way. It's neat and a delight to use, with 10 inch screen and full size keyboard, and I have equipped it with a dongle for internet access. Dongle. Now there's a word that deserves exploring, probably in an adults only section. Maybe another time.
Anyway, cricket calls.