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Canon Squeal I recently bought a Canon A1 35mm film camera off eBay. The outside is in amazing condition but the seller did not use the camera for a very long time so it had not been lubricated. I put a new battery in it and pressed the shutter release button and heard a squeal and the shutter was staying open way too long. I'm not experienced enough to trust lubricating it myself and wanted to know if you did this in your store and if you could give me an estimate on how much it would cost. I'm


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This is common on the A series Canon cameras. It's a flywheel governor on the side of the mirror box that needs to be lubricated. We do that for $48. Let us know if we can help.
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Canon Squeal I recently bought a Canon A1 35mm film camera off eBay. The outside is in amazing condition but the seller did not use the camera for a very long time so it had not been lubricated. I put a new battery in it and pressed the shutter release button and heard a squeal and the shutter was staying open way too long. I'm not experienced enough to trust lubricating it myself and wanted to know if you did this in your store and if you could give me an estimate on how much it would cost. I'm


This is common on the A series Canon cameras. It's a flywheel governor on the side of the mirror box that needs to be lubricated. We do that for $48. Let us know if we can help.\015\012\015\012Crystal Camera Repair\015\012Ashevil ... Digital Cameras

My Canon SD950 IS camera will take about 30 seconds to take a flash picture. You have to hold down the shutter button for a long time. The flash indicator flashes on the display for quite a while and then the picture is finally taken. This seems to have happened after the battery was run down to nothing. After that, this flash problem appeared. I have got another battery but this still happens. I have reset to default settings as well . Still has problem. What is wrong?


... Canon PowerShot SD950 IS Digital Camera

Nikkon DS1 I have to go to an event this evening, New Year's Eve, at the Rio. I haven't had my Nikkon very long and I have had nothing but trouble with it. I'm sure its not the camera, I'm sure its me not knowing how to use it properly. I did not receive a user's manual when I purchased this camera and I can't seem to get one. I have the camera set on automatic and most of the time, it does okay. However, my shutter when I hold it down seems to take a long time and then I'm getting a blurry pict


Hi Amy,If you don't know how to use the camera, then I would suggest you spend some time visiting the various photography forums, sign up to one that suits you, and ask there. You can download manuals from the Nikon web sites. ... Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera

Shutter Lag-Time The shutter lag-time on this camera seems quite long to me. I have read the manual that came with the book as well as a "short course" book on the G6 and this isn't really mentioned. I am wondering if this is a problem unique to my camera or if others have noticed this. In "AUTO" mode it is the worst. Am I missing something, or is this just the way the camera operates?


The G5 has a rather short shutter lag and a rather lengthy focus lag. So if you half depress the shutter release to focus, and then moments later fully depress the shutter release I expect you will find very little lag. But I would not expect a prosu ... Canon PowerShot G6 Digital Camera

External Flash I set my Epson 3100z camera to manual mode and set up the camera for external flash. I manually set the shutter speed to 1/60 sec and the aperture to F4. I also set my SunPak flash to F4. My exposures seem pretty good. However when I review the various photo info's, the aperture reading is F5 or F4.8 not the F4 I set. Why is this? Anyone experienced this? The shutter speed are also not always what I set on the camera.


Be carefore that the stopping-down of aperture due to zooming to tele-photo. Flash compensation may be needed. \015\012 ... Epson PhotoPC 3100Z Digital Camera

Shutter stuck I had not used my Canon S2 IS camera for few months and was facing same problem(stuck shutter). I followed your instructions initially with no success, however later during each attempt I recharged the batteries and the camera started functioning after 3-4 attempts ... Thanks a lot ......


I wonder how good your rechargeable batteries are-even these lose their ability to recharge fully after a while. Try some non rechargeable good quality batteries in it and see if it then works properly. ... Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

Canon has announced a problem with some of the CCDs used in its digital cameras and camcorders which causes images not to appear or appear distorted. This is due to a malfunction that means the wiring in the CCDs may come undone if exposed to high temperature or high humidity. The affected cameras are the PowerShot A60, PowerShot A70, PowerShot A75, PowerShot A300, PowerShot A310, Digital IXUS V3, Digital IXUS II, Digital IXUS IIs. Canon advises anyone experiencing these problems to contact them


Oh it's more than just the cameras you list, and also includes some video cameras.\015\012\015\012Canon will fix these for you for free if they're experiencing symptoms of CCD failure (black, lined, discolored, or distorted images). This ... Canon PowerShot A70 Digital Camera

What are the normal settings for night shots on oly C3030Z. Shall I use flash when I shot on nights? If I set the aperture on F2.8 and the shutter from 2 to 16 sec. I got a lot of pixels on the picture. I found out that if I have the shutter open for a very long time there are many pixels on the shot. I hope you can tell me,about the settings for night shots. I am new to this digital world,and this is my first digital camera. Is this camera not good to shot in the night?


There are ways to deal with this problem. As others have said, \015\012your camera appears to be normal. \015\012\015\012Consider using "dark frame subtraction" to successfully employ \015\012long shutter speeds. The technique involves capturing two ... Olympus Camedia C-3030 Zoom Digital Camera

Canon EOS rebel XS is not releasing shutter in AF mode of the lense. If I make the MF mode in the Lense, it releases the shutter. I have updated the firmware to 1.06 still I am getting the problem. I have also set the focus locking in the camera, but no result. Is it a problem with Lenses or Flash Memory or camera? Pls. help with the solution.


... Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera

When i am taking picture in bulb,camera is taking to long,sometimes 3-4min, to show picture on LCD after shooting.It's brand new camera canon 550d. My canon 500d, what i used to have before, never had this problem.Thank you


This is normal behavior for taking a picture using the bulb. After you release the bulb, the camera may detect that a noise reduction step is necessary. The noise reduction process can take as long as the exposure time. There is an option to disable ... Canon EOS 550D Rebel T2i Digital Camera

I have a Canon IXUS 800, the shutter won't open properly, just opens about a millimetre. I don't want to break it as otherwise it is an excellent camera. I think it might have some dust in the shutter mechanism as we are using it to photograph an old farm we are renovating which is often a bit dusty even though we take care to put the camera into its cover after use. Can anyone suggest what is best to do please?


If you truly mean the lens shutter, please see this link.\015\012\015\012However, if you are referring to the automatic len ... Canon Digital Cameras

I have a 2004 Canon video camera (mini dv cassette) and a 2007 Macbook. With long-time intentions, I am finally getting around to connecting them, though when I did, the software included with the camera seemed to be out of date. I was hoping to easily download video into iMovie. Can it be simple? Do I need to get updated Canon software?


You don't specify which model you have, but all models produced in 2004 and later are compatible with Mac X OS 10 operating systems for downloading video. The software that came with the camcorder is primarily for downloading still images, not for vi ... Canon Digital Cameras

Nothing works!!!!!!! I have been having problems with my 5D for some time now. The problems started with a piece of black felt on the sensor, which I noticed when reviewing my pics on the PC. I opend up the camera to check the sensor only to find that there was a piece of felt loose on the shutter. I sent the camera off to Camera Tech in South Africa for repairs. They are to my knowledge the only Canon appointed center in SA. The camera was repaired and sent back with a bill, as the camera was o


Hi Really sorry to hear all this. The Canon 5D is a wonderful piece of kit and it is not good news to read your problem. It really does sound like the unit is having a multitude of problems. This could be resulting from electical failure inside ... Canon EOS-5D Digital Camera

Dear experts Camera model: canon power shot D10 Camera suddently "dead"..Battery charged undtil "Ready".After replacing in body, camera still dead. Only sign of life, very dimm orange LED emitting. After 14 hrs. camera can now turn on, but responding from shutter bottn or other control/setting. The picture "play" botton only show last picture. Is there a "Reset" bottom or a bottom combination, which make a reset.? Lokking forward to get an answer.Thanks to experts.


You got a dud camera. Contact Canon for a replacement. ... Canon PowerShot D10 Digital Camera

I bought a new canon 50d in july and used it through the summer sporadically in preparation for an overseas trip. Periodically got an error 30 message on the LCD but always ok after turning camera on/off. In India for 3 weeks in Oct. Got the error 30 screen 4-5 days a day during heavy shooting. Internet says error 30 is shutter problem. Does camera store (Ritz Camera in DC) fix this? Camera is barely 4 months old. What should I do? Please keep explanations simple since I am technology challenged


Sorry about the trouble you're having with the camera. I searched the manual for error code 30, but I found nothing.You could try Ritz, but I think you'll find they're probably not set up for repairs. Since the camera is less than a yea ... Canon EOS 50D Digital Camera with 28-135mm lens

Broken shutter I dropped my canon powershot A540, and now the shutter doesn't work. teh camera seems to functional perfectly otherwise. I'm pretty sure that its just some spring or connection that was broken, because the shutter is lose. There is very little resistance when i push it and when i try to press only halfway i cannot feel a "half shutter". can i fix this myself?


You are a **** ... Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

Canon EOS Rebel XT with EFS 18-55mm lens. Trouble-free for two years. During a weekend of lots of use, suddenly the camera would not autofocus. Switching to manual focus, the camera worked. Then it started working okay in autofocus. Later that day quit altogether. (Would not release shutter even in manual mode.) Removed the lens and cleaned the contacts on both lens and camera, started working okay but only temporary. Went through several cycles of this over the weekend, so I'm not sure


... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

I have a ccd problem with my canon powershot a95 digital camera sir i want to know that if i repair my camera to solve this problem and changed its ccd then would u guarantee that this problem will not exist again and my camera will work properly for a long time.


... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

Camera shutter not closing. saying 'lens error, restart camera' Camera model canon ixus 85 1S


HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\012\ ... Canon IXUS i7 Digital Camera

I BOUGHT A CANON A40 CAMERA ABOUT 6 YRS AGO. WE HAVE MOVED AND RECENTLY I HAVE PURCHASED A NEW COMPUTER. TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT I CANNOT UPLOAD MY PICTURES FROM THE CAMERA MEMORY CARD SINCE I CANNOT FIND THE SOFTWARE THAT CAME WITH THE CAMERA. iS THERE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS THAT YOU CAN MAKE? THANKS FOR ANY HELP THAT YOU CAN OFFER.


Hi,There is another effective alternate is to take out memory card from camera and plug it in memory card reader that will be connected with computer in USB port, go to My Computer and look for newly added icon that is memory card storage, clic ... Canon PowerShot A40 Digital Camera

I have a Canon PowerShot SX110 IS camera that I am having problems downloading my pics. The camera is not recognized. Also when in playback mode the camera will not playback as long as the cable is plugged in. Please help


I have been seeing this too many times offlate. The USB port on the cam is the source of the problem. The easiest way around this would be to use a card reader(costs about 10$). Take the card out of the cam pop it into the reader and plug the reader ... Canon PowerShot SX110 IS Digital Camera

Canon 20d, mirror constantly setting under power, sounds like the camera shutter constantly engaging, like a multiple exposure. with or without lens attached, with or without memory card, with or without time/date battery, sometimes even when camera turned off, and sometimes with camera turned off and as soon as battery makes contact with terminals.


Preliminary reviews of various forums indicate that this is a shutter-lock issue, requiring the whole shutter assembly to be replaced.\015\012I just sent mine in for repairs for the same issue, but they haven't diagnosed it yet.\015\012It ... Digital Cameras

I have a canon xl2 camera which is presently at an event that my company is supplying equipment for. the camera is experiencing intermittent video output to our video switching system (which is new and we have thoroughly gone through with a factory tech and has been eliminated as being part of the problem). We have replaced the bnc cable connecting the camera to the switcher and it should also be noted that we have added an amplifier to the cable run but that has not eliminated the problem. The


Ok...I suspect that its something wrong with the BNC out...to see if this is the problem ...try to connect it using the IEEE1394... (firewire) .directly to a pc ...or so ...the driver should not be a problem ... cause the camera its very common ...an ... Digital Cameras

I recently ordered a Canon Powershot SD800 IS digital Elkph, installed the battery and camera card. when I press the shutter, the camera makes a sound much like the one year hear when you hit a key at your computer that does not take you anywhere. I tried to look up the proper procedure of getting started, but the basic guide in the use of the camera is in Spanish. I guess the English language guide was supposed to come in the box but iunfortunately was not included. Could you send me a guide


I have an even easier solution! Click the link below and look for the "Guides and Manuals" section: ... Digital Cameras

How to adjust shutter speed on Canon EOS 600D Rebel T3i Digital Camera


... Canon EOS 600D Rebel T3i Digital Camera
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