Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera ?
The camera will take a picture but on the screen you cannot see what your taking a picture of and the lens is open
Move the slide on your memory stick
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The camera will take a picture but on the screen you cannot see what your taking a picture of and the lens is open
Move the slide on your memory stick ... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera
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When I turned on my Canon PowerShot A75 this morning I'm only seeing a black, shadowy screen. The lens comes out and I'm able to view old pictures but I only see this screen in shooting mode and after I take pictures
There is dirt-moisture glue around the cover of the ccd sensor preventing its opening. get it to a professional and the dirt glue removed. this can happen if u transfer ur cam from humid place to an cool area like where there is AC. ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera
Lens error Hi My Powershot SD4000IS developed a problem after taking it out 4 wheeling.(in a bag, semi protected) a few days later, the lens front cover would not open all the way and I got a black shadow on top and bottom of the picture. Then I took several pictures that are normal and finally the lens will not extend any more and I get a note on the screen that reads : Lens error Will shut down automatically Restart Camera. What could be the problem, could it be dust??
It could be dust, or it could be other things. \012Try the procedure in this tip. ... Canon SD4000 IS IXUS 300 HS Digital Camera
I turned on my cam to see the camera making everything look distorted on the screen and distorted when I actually take a picture. Every other function works fine (like the menu screens etc.) so it's not a screen problem so it might be a lens problem or something. Can somebody please tell me what's wrong? My camera is a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-T3 if it helps. http://yfrog.com/0idsc03740sej Here's a picture of my laptop taken with this camera :( Thanks in advance
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Brought my cyber-shot to the beach and had it in a camera case. When I got home it was a little bit moist on the inside of the case, and the lens would not open at all. On the screen it said to power the camera on and off again. There were a few grains of sand around the lens so I gently tapped in and it opened. Now, although it is opening I still cant take pictures. It is still giving me the same message to power it off and back on. Is this fixable?
How long since this happened? Has the camera had time to fully dry out?\015\012Open all orifices, and let it sit on a dry paper towel, or cotton towel somewhere safe until it is fully dried out. Remove the batteries from all locations before y ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 Digital Camera