Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Digital Camera ?

Camera: Canon A1100 IS--menu button and most other buttons, including zoom control do not work; batteries were changed twice during troubleshooting to rule out power issues.


Answers :

Hi,

This is a common problem with Canon and usually need servicing. You have already tried changing the batteries. Few tricks that we usually advise :-

1. Ensure batteries are fully charged.

2. Look carefully between the lens and the camera body for any sand, dirt or any damaged etc.

3. Try turning the camera with the lens facing down and shake to dislodge anything stuck

4. Try removing batteries and memory card, wait 5 minutes and refit the battery only.

5. Now turn on camera( with out card ) and see ,if working then fix the memory card & again turn on the camera. If working then fine .

Otherwise format the memory card and fix back in camera again & try. Make sure before format the memory card take a back up all photos in your computer then format. If no luck then reset or restore the camera setting by pressing Menu key for 2 sec ..
in not done the press both Menu & self time key for 2 - 4 sec.

If problem still persists, it could be a hardware failure or even a problem with electronic circuit board. In any ways, unless the camera is under warranty, it is not advisable to send it for repair as the cost of repair would be comparatively high as compared to the cost of the camera.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Digital Camera

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 :

Camera: Canon A1100 IS--menu button and most other buttons, including zoom control do not work; batteries were changed twice during troubleshooting to rule out power issues.


Hi,This is a common problem with Canon and usually need servicing. You have already tried changing the batteries. Few tricks that we usually advise :-1. Ensure batteries are fully charged.2. Look carefully between ... Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Digital Camera

Change the battery pack when new battery pack is inserted. We thought it might be our charger or the battery pack is just old. So we bought 6 new batteries and charged them on our firends cannon power shot charger put them in her camera and had no problem. We then put them in our cannon and received the change battery pack display with in minutes on some and instantly on others. Is there a issues with the connectors? The latch mechanism that holds the battery in and the ejector spring are also f


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

Canon power shot a 470 problem with batteries i have new batteries of uniross...after charging overnight camera says battery low....(twice changed batteries)...charger also changed..


Problem with the mother board of the camera ... Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera

Power Over the last few weeks I have had issues with the batteries. I found that the "Eveready" brand certainly doesnt work (I am currently in India and it is hard to find anything here!) and I just went through 3 sets of Duracells but after a short period of time it tells me to change the batteries. I just changed them with new Duracells but when I turn the camera on it wont let me get past that initial little birdy which is the start up screen. I also just noticed that my zoom lens thinger is


Get Rechargable batteries with charger of good company and try it. Your problem is discharged/ outdated batteries. ... Canon PowerShot A510 Digital Camera

I have Canon power shot S2 IS digital camera.I bought it around 2 years back.Now my camera is showing the sign of "change the batteries" even though the batteries are fully charged and the lens does not come out..When I tried the same batteries on other digicamera they are working fine. Very few times the camera starts working but after taking 2 or 3 pics the low battery sign appears on the screen.I use AA size NiMH Sony batteries. Can you let me know the solution to my issue.


I suggest replacing a fresh battery will most likely solve your prob, overtime rechargeable battery can drain easily, try changing with a new battery and see if it does work well, there might be insufficient current, thats why it tends to drop of vol ... Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

I have a powershot 70 camera. Just recently when it powers up I do not get any display on the screen and it will not take pictures any more. I changed batteries twice and cleaned all contacts with no success. I even changed the memory card. Still no progress. Help?


Hi,It is problem of defective CCD Imager Sensor in canon A70 camera and this part needs to be replaced.Canon will replace it free of cost as per announced CCD Imager support scheme. Click ... Canon Digital Cameras

My wildgame camera model S4 will not power back up, I've changed the batteries twice and checked them with a volt meter to make sure they are good. I've only had the camera for 1yr.


1) memory card slot/batter covert is open2)batteries are loades in the wrong direction3) insufficiente battery voltage 4) poor contact between camera and battery terminal 5) swtich is fault, measure continuity.God bless you ... Wildgame Innovations S4 Digital Camera

Every time i power up my canon powershot A720 is, it asks for the date / time prompt. I have changed the CR1220 battery twice but it still does it.


... Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera

Sometimes my D700 will not power up and the LCD is totally blank. After sitting stationary for a couple days, it will operate normally. The problem is intermittent. This has happened twice this past and I cannot trust it to be there when needed. Changed the battery, lens, and CF card but nothing works when it is in this dormant state. Any ideas? loose connection? humidity problems?


HI there ... Nikon D700 Digital Camera

I have a Kodak ZD 710. Using rechargeable NiMH. Was taking a photo of a shiny surface towards the sun in 86 degree weather. Took 2 good shots when suddenly camera shut off. I turned it back on but it shut off again. Turned it on again and screen wanted me to change date format and then immediately shut off again. Next it would not turn on at all, no power. I changed batteries. Still no power. Removed batteries and 4 Gb memory card for several hours. reinstalled but still no power. Today is


Is the lens still sticking out? It usually retracts when it turns off. let me know ... Digital Cameras

Ist issue: how do you get the battery out? I have been using a nail file to pry it out. 2nd issue: the charger blinks green and orange whether battery is inserted or not. Battery does not seem to charge. 3rd issue: I have camera plugged in by USB. The green power light comes on but that's it. The LCD screen doesn't light up, no other buttons seem to work. Where does my issue lie? Is it the battery, the charger or the camera?


1st- you shouldn't have to do this. Stop filing your nails and you will be able to pry the battery out with a fingernail.2cnd- I can't decide whether this is a bad battery or a fault with the charger. Either way, the battery won't charge, ... Polaroid T737 Digital Camera

I have a kodak m1033 that suddenly doesn't do any functions once it is powered on. I have changed the battery and swapped out battery and memory card with another known good M1033. it will not zoom, allow mode change, go to menu. just get a chance to take one picture then it freezes up until it is powered off again but still won't zoom or perform any other functions.


After some really frustrating hours on Internet I managed to solve the\015\012problem myself. 1.Connect the camera to your pc and let it charge.\015\0122.Switch on the camera and let it be detected by the pc. 3.Pull the USB\015\012out while you leave ... Kodak EasyShare M1033 Digital Camera

Battery Problem I bought a Nikon Coolpix L12 Digital Camera this past summer and have had no problem until last night. My camera turned off and said "battery exhausted." After changing the batteries twice with new batteries, the lens would open for a second then close and the camera turned off once again saying "battery exhausted." I don't know what happened. I had same problem. No matter how many times I have changed batteries, It works for a second then closes with signal saying "warning batt


These cameras have a internal battery that holds data for the camera to keep its settings. These batteries can be replaced but the camera has to be disassimboled to change it they should be able to be changed at a local camera shop pretty cheap. ... Nikon COOLPIX L12 Digital Camera

My power shot keeps giving "change batteries" message. I've changed and checked batteries, and they are fine. It happens every time I try to shoot, and I am able to shoot one picture before camera shuts down. All I've done is change the batteries.


Hi,The problem lies when batteries doesnt have enough power in it.so either you need to charge your rechargeable batteries..Are you using rechargeable batteries??If you are just using plain batteries: ... Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

Lens stuck out No display No link to computer but will charge battery. Only way to power off is remove battery. Numerous key holds when power on result in no change. View lott's on FixYa. Try gentle but firm exercise of barrel, left right with success when some inward movement felt. Insert battery, power on, screen display yes, take picture yes [onboard memory as no SD installed for tests]. Will update if problem comes back. Gentle but firm is the key, good luck.


... Samsung HZ35W WB650 Digital Camera

I changed the batteries in my Power Shot A720 IS recently when the low battery warning flashed, and had taken only two photos when the warning flashed again. I moved the mode switch to playback and the screen went dark "Change batteries now" appeared. I turned off the camera, set the mode switch to shooting, turned the camera back on and was able to take two more photos before the low battery warning returned and prevented any more picture taking. I purchased and installed new batteries and f


Hi, 1st you must use alkline bat or minimum 800 mhp bat....and if problem is not solved then cheak the bat cap and connection clean with aomthing,,,,If any thing else contact [email protected] ... Canon PowerShot A720 IS Digital Camera

Power issues. Just recently I've encountered a problem with my camera. After plugging it into my computer (And not noticing the power surge notification on the desktop while doing so). It locked up and powered itself off. I tried turning it back on, and it turned on for a split second then shut off without retracting the lense. I switched batteries and it retracted the lense, but I tried powering it on and the lense only came halfway out and it powered off. I've tried 4 fresh sets of batteries a


You sdaid power surge on the laptop.\015\012Thus suggests that this may have affected the camrera.\015\012I would think a 'repair' if such is possible will be near the cost of replacement.\015\012Only Olympus can advise ... Olympus FE-115 Digital Camera

Kodak M1093 The lens is stuck open and it will not power on. Blue power light comes on. There is no display. Battery is fully charged. I removed battery and SD card and pushed power button twice. Used on USB cable for power. Tried a different SD card. Same results. (lens is stuck open and it will not power on)


... Kodak EasyShare M1093 IS Digital Camera

Batteries die My batteries in my Nikon Coolpix L3 die within a few moments when i shut the camera off and am not using it.  This is not a battery issue..... this is a camera issue....it should not even be drawing power when it is shut off!  Batteries are dead within 30 minutes. My coolpix drains new batteries guickly when turned off Try new batts and it drains them.


YA DEFINITELY IT IS NOT THE PROBLEM OF THE BATTERY. UNKNOWINGLY YOU DETECTED THE RIGHT PROBLEM IT IS EXACTLLY THE PROBLEM OF YOUR coolpix. BUT THIS PROBLEM COULD OCCUR BECAUSE OF SO MANY REASONS . TRY RECHARGEABLE BATTERYS IF THAT DOES NOT HELPS.CHEC ... Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

Hi all, I have an Olympus FE-300 camera. We have had a battery issue ever since we first got it about 2 years ago. Most of the time, when we first hit the power button, the camera doesn't power up. I then pop the battery open and pop it back in and it seems to work. Then after closing it again, it seems to malfunction again. Sometimes it shows a freshly charged battery in the "red". I have bought a replacement battery, but it seems to be same exact result. This is so frustrating, I have f


The camera contacts where the battery seats, try cleaning with a Q-Tip and rubbing alcohol. If that fails you have an intermittent issue inside the camera itself. This is where a technician may be able to help because it will require skill working on ... Olympus FE-300 Digital Camera

Batteries die My batteries in my Nikon Coolpix L3 die within a few moments when i shut the camera off and am not using it.  This is not a battery issue..... this is a camera issue....it should not even be drawing power when it is shut off!  Batteries are dead within 30 minutes.


Hello; Same as tbeartusk on my coolpix L3 NikonBatts exhausted within 30 Min. and screen says Batteries "exhausted" ... Nikon COOLPIX L3 Digital Camera

No power My canon power shot 75 just died. I got a low battery indicator and changed batteries, it worked fine for a few minutes and now nothing. Wont power on....


All I did this a couple times in the service but I will not renew the camera again to ukljuci. ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

Power issue Battery is charged, but camera will not power up. Lens is in open position as is flash. Charge light comes on and turns to green after some time charging so power is flowing? Camera is locked in the open position as in flash. Battery is fully charged. When I press the shuter button a little red light flickers for just a second.


Hi,   Basically this fault occure due to malfunctioning of zoom motor.And you have to replace the optical zoom lens complete assymbaly.  Or secondly just tell you the trick,Most of time it works and some time its not. ... Toshiba PDR-3310 Digital Camera

Where does the external power supply plug in ? The system uses 6- 1.5 volt batteries , This equals 9 volts ..... Does this mean that the system is 9V ? Can I use a 6volt power supply with a solar panel? Your advertised external power supply is 12V..... How does this work on a 9V camera ? Looking for a way to leave the camera long term with out having to make a 200 mile trip to change batteries every few weeks.


... Moultrie GameSpy 4.0 Digital Camera Deluxe

No power I can't get my camera to turn on...yes I've charged, changed, etc. the battery...nothing happens. It's only 9 months old and I had just shot a birthday party the day before. Again I have changed the battery, charged the battery, etc. etc. and when I flip the switch on nothing happens....dead as a door nail!


Both your camera and the battery have a warranty, so I would call Canon and they may replace your battery out of goodwill even though it has been more than 30 days, if you provide your proof of purchase, this is always a possibility...to avoid having ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera
  • 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: 0.2369 seconds