Wow, it's always something............tonight my camera completely stopped working, and no amount of tinkering solved the problem. Suddenly after working sporadically, it quite all together. I think it's in the connection where the USB cable plugs into the camera. Wiggling the connection always got it working in the past.....not this time. Kept getting an error message....Windows does not recognize the USB device.
So, now I have a decison to make.