Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?
Hi - When I turn the camera on, the lens goes in and out and gives a message "turn on/off again". As far as we can tell, the batteries are charged, the memory card is fine, we just can not take pictures.
This is the most common problem that happens to digital cameras, and the reason is because the gears inside the lens assembly are either impeded by dirt or sand, or there has been gear damage. I totally took one apart that had this problem and found one broken gear tooth, on a gear about 3/16th of an inch in diameter. There are things you can try to get it working again if it's just dirt, dust, or sand, and it's worth trying, so go to this web blog, and follow their suggestions. The main thing that might help you would be to blow out the lens area with compressed air, and then gently try to assist the lens extending when first powered up. However, they list some other things to try too. They say about 1/2 the cameras with a lens issue can be fixed, trying their suggestions. If all fails, and you're thinking about having it serviced, make sure you get an estimate first. Often, the price of repair can exceed replacement cost. Here's the link, and good luck to you!
\015\012(the blog is about lens errors, but applies to all lens problems)
\015\012(the blog is about lens errors, but applies to all lens problems)
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Hi - When I turn the camera on, the lens goes in and out and gives a message "turn on/off again". As far as we can tell, the batteries are charged, the memory card is fine, we just can not take pictures. Thanks
This is the most common problem that happens to digital cameras, and the reason is because the gears inside the lens assembly are either impeded by dirt or sand, or there has been gear damage. I totally took one apart that had this problem and foun ... Digital Cameras
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MEMORY CARD ERROR PLEASE CHECK THE CARD A complete picture taking lockout save for internal memory which functions just fine. There is the same problem on 3 existing and two new 2Gb SD cards from SanDisk. The internal connectors in the card slot are all in position. We have cleaned the card connectors and tried two different and fully charged batteries We do not have access to an AC adapter. We have had the camera for 'years' and this is the first problem - is the camera 'totalled'. Time for a
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Canon SD30 I just recieved my brand new CanonSD30 in the mail, it says that i need to charge the battery on the charger for 90 minutes and the light will be orange until it is fully charged and should be taken off the charger immediately when the light turns green. This has not happened, the camera will not turn on and it will only turn on when it is on the charger though it will not take pcitures even with a memory card in. I am getting very frustrated. Thanks
Defective product return it for a replacement ... Canon PowerShot SD30 / IXUS i Zoom Digital Camera
My Sony Cybershot DSC-T70 won't turn on.? I have a Sony Cybershot camera model DSC-T70. It is a little over a year old. The camera takes a Rechargeable lithium ion battery (D type NP-BD1). A few months ago the camera no longer turned on. I have bought a new battery that I have recharged several times and it still will not turn on. I can see a red light going on in the battery compartment by the memory stick duo (mem card) that goes on when I insert the charged battery. I have also tried taking
... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T70 Digital Camera
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Dear friend.\015\012 here its a problam in mem card or a sellaction of format try to fromat yr mem card in fat16 format and then try with this methord..\015\012\015\012don't forget to vote me.. thanks advance.\015\012jo_ ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H5 Digital Camera
I have a Fujifim finepix f47(fd) The camera was working fine until last week, basically I can turn the camera on fine and use all the menus etc. My problem is after I take a photo the camera crashes/freezes and thats it you cant do anything else unless you take the battery out however im back at square one again. I have tried using the camera without an sd card as the camera itself has some internal memory. Same problem.
Your camera needs to be formated by memory and need a good Anti virus for SD memory card.. its NOD32 best you USB's and Memory cards ... Fuji FinePix F470 Digital Camera
We just received our brand new canon t3i in the mail. We formatted the card (a 2GB 700X Professional High Speed Error Free (SD) Memory Card Class 10) and immediately started shooting to test out the camera. Everything seemed to work fine until we tried to apply a filter to one of the photos. The entire camera froze. We even tried turning the camera off and it would not shut off. We ended up having to take the battery out and put it back in. When we did and turned the camera back on we received a
Sounds like there was an error while the camera was writing information to the card. You can try reformatting the card using a computer and a card reader, then replace it in the camera and format it from the menu. If that doesn't work and the camera ... Canon EOS 600D Rebel T3i Digital Camera
My kodak easyshare m583 freezes up every time I insert the memory card. I have to take out the battery to get it to turn off. It works fine without the memory card. Any ideas as to what is wrong or how to fix it?
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Taking pictures i've had my camera for about 4 months now and this is the second time this has happened. my camera turns on fine but i can't take pictures or videos. i can look at one picture from a whole bunch that was saved in teh memory card but thats it. the first time this happened my friend told me to shake it and i don't know how that helped but after a few minutes my camera worked perfectly fine again. can someone help?
HiYou said it started working again, so I don't see what 't00nz' is getting at with his answer.It sounds to me like your flash was not working... but that would only stop it from taking pictures and not video as the flash is n ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera
Lens I have a canon power shot a 510. When I turn the camera on the display as far as the start up screen is fine but the screen is black when you try and take a picture. The lcd screen is fine, if you put a memory card in you can view all the pictures on it. It will not take any new pictures.
You might have switched off the display by mistake, which is used as a power saving option and can be switched on by pressing the display button. ... Canon PowerShot A510 Digital Camera
When I turn my Sony DSC-W55 on it will say Access on the lens. The lens will come out and retract a couple times. It will beep and then say Turn the power off and on again. I have tried replacing the memory card and charging the battery. I have taken compressed air and blew the camera out. I can view the pictures on the momory card. It will not take pictures.
I had the same problem with the lens, just pull the lens gently until u hear a small click sound, it will be like new again. just tried it and it really works ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera
My Canon PowerShot SD750 (digital elph), when I turn it on, it reads "Memory card error" at the top. It shows a picture in the viewfinder, and all other functions seem to work but it will not take a photo. Do you know what I need to do to fix it? (The memory card is IN the slot correctly and the battery is charged)
HelloOK, if the memory card itself is locked, you might \012sometimes get this error code. All you need to do is to take out the \012memory card and switch the lever on the left side to the unlock. ... Digital Cameras
I just bought a sony cybershot DSC-W300 and I charged the battery fully and i have a 4 gb memory card in it free of space but every time I turn it on it tells me to turn it off and on again. It will allow me to browse the home options and other options but I cannot take pictures because it keeps on telling me to turn he camera off then turn it back on. Please help me
After looking at all issues on this problem online hundreds of people have had the same problem, the solution always suggested and sworn to work is to drop it!!! so after I kept reading and reading drop it, I did, about a foot away from the carpet an ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera