Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera ?
Powershot A430 canon camera battery problem
\015 What sort of batteries should we use? Currently when we put in new alkaline AA batteres the camera says "change batteres" and unable to take photos. Any ideas?many thanksLes garner\015
Alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pics in a digital camera. Some may have reached their shelf life, and though brand new may even have problems just powering startup of the camera. Digital cameras for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. Retailers sell these for around $7 for a package of four (about $15-19 for the batteries with charger). Keep in mind they'll save you big bucks in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance, and may slap yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot A430 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 :
Battery problem? I have a Canon PowerShot A430 and I have the batteries that you have to put on charge in the slots. Recently, even after my batteries are fully charged, I put them back in my camera and after about an hour when I want to take a picture - it comes up with low battery. I'm going to a concert soon and don't want my camera to die from low battery so please help!
I have this excact same camera ... happened to me... it will work after a little bit, open battery door and let sit for 3 days, other wise turn screen off ... Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera
I have a Canon A430 Powershot digital camera, when new batteries are inserted they lose their charge in a few minutes. Recently I downloaded a number of images from the camera to my computer..since then this problem has come up..the camera is useless in it's present state...help!
What kind of batteries are you using? Try regular AA Duracell Coppertop Batteries. I have a Canon A560 and I have the best luck with them. Forget the rechargeable they are hopeless. Mine rechargeable don't h ... Digital Cameras
Powershot A430 canon camera battery problem
Alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pics in a digital camera. Some may have reached their shelf life, and though brand new may even have problems just powering startup of the camera. Digital cameras for the most part shou ... Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera
Canon S2IS Either screen is dark when I power up the camera. I can see previous images but I cannot record anything. Sometimes I can reboot the camera and it will work for a shot or two, but currently even that does not work. I have changed batteries with no good results. They power up everything but do not affect the recording of pics. Jeff Canon S1IS have problem with dark screen... I have a brand new Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera. I put in brand new batteries. On after shooting n
Your camera has the know issue of Stuck shutter, whichhappens after some time (weeks or months) thata camera is notused.\015\012\015\012Unfortunately the repair of it requires a complete disassembly of the camera, including the lens, fix ... Canon PowerShot A560 Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot A495 - Brand new. Used it once and took 40 photos. It then told me to change the batteries which I did. From then on it keeps saying "change the batteries" I've used alkalines and also rechargeable NiMH, These are either new or fully recharged batteries and still I get the same message. I have also cleaned the terminals inside the camera and even those on the batteries themselves. No change. This is clearly not a battery problem. This is a camera problem and its seems I am not th
... Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera
I have a canon powershot sd 1000 and the other day I was taking pics and screen display went black. I figured it was the battery, so i charged it and now only comes up with a white screen and the lens does not open when power up the camera. No noises either. So we put the battery back in the charger and it is red, signaling that the battery needs charging. Is this a battery problem or a camera problem
... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
Viewfinder/lens problems hey there, i have a canon powershot a430, and am having a ton of battery problems as well as this strange problem with the viewfinder + lens. i'm going to try out the suggestions i've found here to see about the battery issues, but i havent found anyone yet with a similar viewfinder/lens problem. this is what happens: when i try taking pictures from the viewfinder (having turned the screen off to save on batteries), the picture that ends up being taken isn't what i was s
When picture is taken, there are black lines in the display and also appear in the picture. Can anyone help with this? ... Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera
My Canon powershot SD20 seems to constantly have a drained battery. I have two batteries for it, and each one seems to be good for about five minutes, then the camera says change the battery pack and it shuts off. But when I plug the battery in to charge the green fully charged light comes on within a minute. Are BOTH of the batteries defective, or is this a problem with the camera itself?
... Canon Digital Cameras
I have a Canon PowerShot SD 1000 camera. One day I used the camera to take photos. No problems. that evening I tried to turn on the camera to show the photos to friends and the camera will not power up. I have tried 2 seperate batteries amd checked for a charge on the batteries.
Things to check first for a camera that won't turn on are battery contact points, and micro switches that are located on the battery and memory card doors. Troubleshooting tips on other things that need to be checked ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
Canon powershot sd1000 white screen, lens wont open. not dropped, not wet. I put in the battery when the green indicator on the charger comes on, this is what I get. I take the battery out and put it back in the charger minute later, and the red indicator is on, is it possible that the battery isnt holding enough charge, or is it a camera problem? i hate to buy another one if the camera is no good.
... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
When i turn on my powershot A75 Canon camera the screen is black. I have taken out the batteries and replaced them also, this has not checked the problem.... I have also taken out the memory card and put it back in and this still has not helped the problem. The camera has never been dropped so i am unsure of what the problem could be. please get back to me and let me know what i should/can do. thank you Lorraine
This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager, and is a known defect for your particular model camera.. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free if you live in the US, Canada, and a select few other countries. If you live outside the US, ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera
No pwer I am a high school photography teacher who inherited 20 Canon PowerShot S1 IS cameras (going on three years old). I noticed a few last year that didn't turn on even when brand new fresh batteries were put in. The battery chambers are clean with no apparent damage. I am now up to 8 cameras with this problem. They won't even power up when hooked up to the computer for downloading. i even changed the date/time battery just to see but didn't work. Any ideas?
Well with a clutch of cameras showing the same fault - together with other queries of a similar nature I suggest you contact Canon on an\015\012Educational level- for a bulk replacement deal.\015\012There are obviously showing a common manufacturin ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera
I have a Canon PowerShot S31S. 2 problems I am having. 1. I am unable to get my card out. I believe that the white side protector that slides has broke. I can eject it, but can't pull it out. 2. Wanting my pictures, I hooked up my USB cord to the camera to computer, but forgot to shut off camera. Now my camera won't turn on. Tried taking out batteries for a period of time, nothing. Changed batteries nothing. Any help would be greatful. Gay Lynn
I'm taking it into a dealer. ... Canon Digital Cameras
Card Locked My canon powershot a630 is locked and will not alow me to use the camera. How can i unlock the camera? i have tried the batteries and the memory card and that isnt the problem. The problem is the camera. Can you help me? Sincerly, Misty Large
If your card is locked, there is a little swith on it. Push it to the unlock position. If it is your camera, I have never heard of such a thing. Call Canon. ... Canon PowerShot SD550 / IXUS 750 Digital Camera
Canon powersht I have jsut purchased a second hand Canon Powershot Pro 1 on Ebay and it is in superb condition, the problem i have is the Camera is saying that the batteries need changing after they have had a full charge and only after a very limited use. Is it a bug with the Camera and can it be fixed.
To solve this problem use the <2600 fast rechargble duracel lithium batteries ... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera
Unit Model: Canon Powershot A2200 Problem: Battery drains without retracting the lens. at power on: LCD says error lens, will shut down automatically, resart camera. how to restart this camera? ive already removed the battery & turned on off several times...
I suggest check in this link, some tips about fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.Hope helps. ... Canon A2200 Digital Camera
My Canon Powershot SD 400 won't download photos to my computer. I have a brand new battery. When I connect the camera and turn it on my computer shows the device for a moment and tries to get the data. The camera turns off shortly after it is on (no blinking light). When I unplug the USB it stays on no problem. I also swapped another USB and took out the memory card and battery and put it back in again.
Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.\012\012\012The 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 c ... Canon PowerShot SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital Camera
I have a canon A520 Powershot camera . I have 2 problems, 1st, when i take a picture and view it on the LCD there are white lines going horizontal across the picture. The scon proble is, I put in a newly charged pair of batteries and the camera works for 5 minutes and then says please change the batteries.
The battery issue seems to be a problem with this model after 4 years, unfortunately you have to open and close the battery compartment to clear this error. This is not a permanent fix. ... Canon Digital Cameras
Hi my canon powershot sx110is,has a problem when i try to zoom in or out the camera shuts down and it says lens error,restart camera i tried new batteries taking out all the batteries etc help please
Hiyour unit might has in zoom control gear unit or zoom in and out detecting sensor area. this type of problem might has two solution to technician. first is change defective gears. second is a whole lens unit replactment. either or any other prob ... Canon PowerShot SX110 IS Digital Camera
Power problem My camera is dead even though it has a fully charged battery inside. You slide the cover back and nothing happens. We tried a different fully charged battery and still nothing. Any ideas? Have the Canon Powershot S30 since many years (some 6000 photos taken) but suddenly the camera is absolutely dead. The lens won't come out when sliding the lens door back, no pictures shown at the monitor when switching the viewing button to the right, no USB connection when connectiong to a P
I have the same camera with the same problem. I have tried the suggested solutions with no result. Any other ideas? ... Canon PowerShot S30 Digital Camera
I have a Canon Powershot A1100si 12.1 mega pixel camera, and my problem is that my battery compartment/memory card cover is broke in two spots...Is there anyway I could possibly get a new replacement battery cover for it or would i need to buy a whole new camera?
If you're willing to do the replacement yourself, you can buy the battery cover in a choice of colors fromhttp://uscamera.com/a1100.htm ... Canon PowerShot A1100 IS Digital Camera
I have a Canon Powershot A540. It literally eats batteries. I actually bought a second set of rechargable batteries because I thought the first set might be bad. I put in newly charged batteries that I know should be completely charged, take between 2-4 pictures and it will be showing that the battery is already low. My sister has the same camera and the same problem.
... Digital Cameras
Canon Powershot SD750... battery or camera problem??
Try to clean the battery terminal inside the battery compartment, use barbecue stick with cotton buds with little drops of alcohol and rub the terminals. Also check the terminal spring, maybe it is loose or not pressing the battery enough. ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera
CANON PowerShot A430 4.0mp Digital Camera eating batteries
The A430 is a 2 battery camera, and is known for being power hungry. Alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pictures in a digital camera (especially a 2 battery camera). Lithiums can also have problems. Some may also have re ... Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera
Troubleshooting problems I have a canon powershot s60. I tried to take a picture earlier and the screen is completely white. The camera turns on, the battery is fully charged and there is nothing wrong with the digital card. THe camera wasn't dropped nor did it get wet. I keep trying to turn it off and on, but all I get is a white screen. No images. But there are 900 images on the camera card and i just used it this morning. Please help. Thanks, Shannon
Take a picture with the camera and download it. If the pictures also shows up white then this probably is a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's w ... Canon PowerShot S60 Digital Camera