Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

Hi! I took several shots yesterday and went to upload the pix on my computer today and when I connected the camera to my computer the battery was at 100%. Then the camera completely shut off. I tried turning it back on with no result. I recharged the battery with the same result. I figured my battery must be dead ( yet only 1 year old) and purchased a new one. I fully charged that one and plugged my camera in again and the same thing happened! What could this be caused from? No damage has ever

Answers :

Power surge? ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) = your camera got zapped by static electricity (like when you rub your shoes on a carpet on a dry wintry day then go and touch a door knob. That static electricity!) Integrated circuits (ICs) only need one millivolt to fry them. The static charge you pick up from walking across a carpeted room on a wintry day and grab the door knob, is about 50K volts. You wouldn't feel one millivolt discharge, but an IC would!\012\012
\012That's just one possibility. Also, I have no idea what type, make and model of camera you have, so I'm just giving you my thoughts on the possibilities. The above would be a worst case scenario.\012
\012What does the camera do when you just power it up, not connected to the computer? Does it behave normally? If so, then the issue may be software related, or maybe settings. Do you have a manual for this camera? Does it have a troubleshooting guide in it?\012
\012Have you tried looking at the manufacturer's customer/technical support website? I would try contacting the manufacturer and seeing if there isn't a simple solution, or determining if there is actually something awry with the camera. Chances are it may just be user error and you inadvertently changed a certain setting.\012
\012Those are my thoughts in light of the fact that I know nothing other than the little information you've provided. If you'd like more help, I need more to go on.\012
\012Best regards,\012-Ric Carvalho\012
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Digital Cameras

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Hi! I took several shots yesterday and went to upload the pix on my computer today and when I connected the camera to my computer the battery was at 100%. Then the camera completely shut off. I tried turning it back on with no result. I recharged the battery with the same result. I figured my battery must be dead ( yet only 1 year old) and purchased a new one. I fully charged that one and plugged my camera in again and the same thing happened! What could this be caused from? No damage has ever

Power surge? ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) = your camera got zapped by static electricity (like when you rub your shoes on a carpet on a dry wintry day then go and touch a door knob. That static electricity!) Integrated circuits (ICs) only need o ... Digital Cameras

Will not charge from wall or computer, 1 month old. Actually this is the 2nd one I have bought, both with the same problem. the battery died on both but the 1st camera I inter changed with 2 other cameras that are the same. the 1st camera is 1 1/2 yrs old, ijust replaced the camera because the 1st one would not charge, now the new one does not charge

You're not going to continue to buy Kodak easyshare cameras, are you? ... Kodak EASYSHARE M1063 Digital Camera

After leaving my Sony DSC-T2 camera unused for only a couple of days the battery was flat. I recharged it fully but again it only lasted a day or two. I assumed the battery was dead and I purchased a new Sony NP-BD1 battery and charged it correctly. This new battery is behaving exactly the same as the old one, only holding a charge for a day or two at most. It seems the camera is draining the battery when it is switched off, or maybe the charger is faulty ??? Any ideas?? many thanks - Geoff

If the troubleshooting section in the back of the user guide doesn't help, I sugget getting in touch with Sony and asking them if it's normal, the only thing I can suggest in the meantime, is taking the battery out while it's not in use, or recharge ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T2 Digital Camera

We have a Kodak 8.2 mega pixel camera that is approximately 1 1/2 years old. I took pictures and then uploaded them onto my computer. Unplugged everything. When I went back to delete the pictures off the camera card, the camera would not turn on or do anything. I tried to charge the battery but when everything is plugged in it is still totally dark. We purchased a new battery thinking that was the problem and still nothing. When the charger in plugged in there is nothing - no lights at all.

Use NiMH enelop Batt. 1.2v ... Digital Cameras

My canon powershot won't start up even after I purchased a new battery. I was curious as to if the battery has to be a 760mAh, as the ones I purchased were 1400mAh. It is around 4 yrs old, however, the camera has been used very little. Any suggestions? Thanks.

... Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera

Hello there,........i have a samsung digimax s500cyber530 that i bought appox: 4 years ago?,.....and we just several days ago replaced an 8 year old gateway "windows" computer w/a brand new HP computer w/windows 7. my camera worked perfectly w/the old gateway,.....but it not only wont download/delete the pics from the camera into the new HP,...the camera is also in a "dead state and wont work at all" until i open the battery compartment and shuffle the batteries around!!! what going on,....and i

Once you get the camera working again by the "shuffling technique", don't connect it to the computer again. Instead, purchase an inexpensive card reader and use it to download pictures from now on.\012 ... Samsung Digimax 530 Digital Camera

I have Mavica CD-350. All of a sudden when I attempt to format a new disc or re-format over an old one, the format process gets to the end and then beeps with the message "format error" After that the disc is basically trash and it won't do anything. Also, thinking it was my camera, I purchased another one and still get the exact result. Please assist. Thanks,

The camera may display a FORMAT ERROR if the inserted media is not formatted or if the media was formatted on a computer. This error may also display if the inserted media is not supported by the camera.\015\012\015\01 ... Sony Mavica MVC-CD350 Digital Camera

Battery problem My camera is about 6 months old. Dead battery. Put in new ones, more new ones and charged, rechargable batteries. The camera immediately says ,change the battery and turns off...

Remove stain from batt. location , spray it WD40 inside batt. compartment then use NiMH batt. enelop white color ... Canon PowerShot A570 IS Digital Camera

Memory card today i took some pictures on my camera and i put my memory card into the computer to upload, but it only uploaded my old ones. so i put the card back into the camera, and my new pictures were gone! but when i took it back out, my old pictures were gone and my new ones were there. any way besides a usb cable to upload my new pictures?

Use a sd memory card reader-no software-plug and play-make sure you don't have 2 folders in camera storing pics in different places-check in menus for folder numbers ... Canon PowerShot A620 Digital Camera

I have had this camera for a couple of years and I love it. However, recently, I was taking pictures and my battery went dead (I thought). So I bought new batteries and replaced the old ones. The camera will power on, but turn itself off immediately afterwards. Or it will power off after a few seconds. I tried replacing the batteries again, but no luck! Can someone help me figure this out? however I can veiw existing photogrhaps in camera but the very movement i try to take new photo camera got

Actually u are a victim of BAD CCD see this link belowhttp://www.imaging-resource.com/badccds.htmlbut good news is all brands are doing this free of charge repairs sony, fuji, canon , olympus all, some models have service adv ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera

Memory card Our old memory card stopped working in the camera. It said "memory card error". I bought a new card, 8gb duracell sdhc card, and when I put it in it said"memory card error" again. I tried formatting the card but it would not allow me to. I put the card in my computer and the new one works fine. I gave the old card to my brother in law to look at it, but he is on vacation, so I can't test it in my computer. I put the card that came with the camera in and it works fine, but it is a mmc

Unfortunately, the A520 does not support SD memory cards with more than 2GB capacity, and doesn't support SDHC at all. (1GB max for MMC cards.) I know memory is much cheaper than when the camera first came out, but in 2005 2GB was about as large as y ... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

Nikon COOLPIX S710 stops working after battery and/or memory card are removed. I have reformed the memory card (no change). Purchased 2X new batteries (no change). One of the original batteries will allow the camera to work, directly after a fresh charge, but not after it is removed, unless directly after insertion from being freshly charged. Have checked all 4 different batteries and voltages all appear at of above specified 3.7 VDC. Still only one of the 4 will ever allow the camera to functio

A voltage test alone cannot determine if the battery is good unless you can have the current rating of the battery tested. So if the camera comes on after a charge it seems that the battery is not retaining current for the camera to boot on.\01 ... Nikon COOLPIX S710 Digital Camera

Lost battery I have a M627 camera and it came with rechargable batteries and docking station unfortunately I have 'lost' one of the batteries. Please could you tell me how and where I would be able to purchase a new one? The regulatory model number for the NiMH battery charger is SNPRB-0602 my big problem is that I am going on holiday on Sunday and would love to be able to take my camera with me... Thank you Olivia Valler-Feltham

... HP PhotoSmart M627 Digital Camera

Battery door replacement how to? The battery door on my Nikon Coolpix L5 doesn't stay closed anymore because a little piece broke off when I dropped the camera. I can get a new battery door cover but how do I uninstall the old one and install the new one? It looks like it wouldn't be hard but I am afraid to force anything. Thanks for your help.


Hi recently bought a fujiilm ax200 and i used regular Duracell batteries just to test out the camera. Then I purchased rechargeable batteries and the camera for working fine for the five minutes i took photos with it. When trying to upload the photos onto the computer the camera would not turn on. I plugged it into the laptop with the usb and it just wouldn't work. Even after I unplugged it the camera is not working, i tested other batteries and the rechargeable ones are fully charges and work

Go to ur shop where u've purchased or else go to service centre.......i think the problem must be associated with the power supply....the metal films inside the battery chamber must not be in contact when u put ur batteries...or the battery may be wr ... FUJIFILM FinePix AX200 Digital Camera

On my Olympus FE-340, the pictures i see stored on my camera are not the same ones i see when i try to download pictures to my computer. in the dcim folder i see when attached to computer contains only some old photos, but not my new ones, which i can see only on the camera. is there an internal card which has space separate from the memory card?

Having gone over a month with no response, I assume this is no longer a problem. ... Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

Turning on. my camera won't turn on no matter what I do, for a few days it said low battery and i won't lie i kept turning it on, but one day it turned off but the lens never went back inside and the camera won't turn on. I replaced the old batteries with new ones, but it didn't work. I press the button, but the light only flashes for a second before blinking out.

Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't power on. They won't work for every case, but they're worth a try. Think that the first listed fix may work for your camera:\015\012\015\012 ... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

It turns on then turns right off. I put in a new battery and the old one as the new one are both good. the camera is only 9 month old.

Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\015\012\015\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digit ... Kodak MX1063 Digital Camera

My old computer crashed and I bought a new toshiba laptop but driver disk and the camera connector to the computer won't work since the new one is all usb ports. How can I still use my camera with windows 7?

Google the model and make of your camera with the words FREE DRIVER and see what comes up\015\012You may get lucky enough to find a driver ... Agfa ePhoto 1280 Digital Camera

Communication error I was in process of downloading pics from my camera to the computer and had to put in a different memory disk into the computer. I have downloaded pics from this dis disk before but now all I get ia a message that says "Communication error" on the camera screen. the battery has a full charge, i have tried taking it out and putting it back in, removed the battery and put it back in. I even tried a brand new cable!! Any one can help!!! thanks kim

Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or conne ... Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera

I bought new batteries from local store (one from Walmart and one from Meijer) but both would not work in my Cybershot DSC-H55. On powering up, I get the message "For use with compatible battery only" then it shuts down. The battery that came with my camera still works fine. I thought I had bought bad batteries but I returned for exchange, and 2 replacement batteries from 2 different stores still shows the same error message. Either the stores are selling 3+ year old batteries that have gone b

... Sony DSC-H55 Digital Camera

I lost the cable needed to upload pictures to the computer from the camera that are loaded on the camera's terminal drive. Where can I purchase a new one? I went to Best Buy where the camera was purchased, but they didn't have the cable available for purchase and indicated I'd have to go to Nikon.com, which isn't a big help either.

That is not an uncommon cable USB to MINI, check other stores or computer shops. You shouldn't have any problem finding it. ... Nikon Coolpix S550 10 Megapixel Digital Camera (Cool Blue) with 5x Optical Zoom + Card Reader + Niko

Uploading pics my camera won't upload pics to my computer...the screen says that it's not plugged in and to check power and connections but i have? Same problem. Camera is about 9 months old and hardly used. Computer doesn't detect camera when it is plugged in. Set USB to : Mass Storage (USB Direct Print) as stated in instructions but green light doesn't come on when camera is turned back on as directed to do in instructions. Cord looks like new but I guess I can try and find another one if nob

When you plug in your camera go to my computers and under documents and stuff you will find your camera is recognized ... Casio Exilim EX-Z750 Digital Camera

Last year I bought my mom a digital camera for christmas. It worked great for about 2-3 months. Since then it is speratic, it will turn on let you take a couple of pictures then shuts down all by itsels. If you put freshly charged batteries in the camera it will let you take 4-5 pictures tells you low batteries then shuts down. Is there any way we can return the camera to the company and receive some credit to purchase a new one for my mom? The other question is could we get it fixed?

Hi! Most digital cameras require outrageous amounts of power to work properly. Be sure to use only high quality, hi power ni-mh rechargeable batteries. Check for Sanyo Eneloop or Duracell. Sometimes we think the camera is broken, but in most cases is ... HP Digital Cameras

My new C182 camera downloaded our first set of photos okay, now I cannot get it to download our second set of photos ( taken a week later). I plug in the port to computer and camera, then turn on camera, nothing happens. Replaced the batteries with new ones.

If, after the first time you downloaded, you didn't use the "safely remove hardware"' function before disconnecting the camera, you may have corrupted the connection. You can always use a card reader for downloading. They work better anyway. ... Kodak Digital Cameras
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.5528 seconds