Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera ?

Camera turns off after lens comes out in shooting mode.

\015 My powershot A530 just turns off after the lens comes out in shooting mode. The cam turns on and stays on in review mode, just not in shooting mode. When the lens comes out, the camera just dies. There is no error or no sound; there is the "power on" chirp the instant you push the power button, but no beeping after that to suggest an error. I have tried wiggling/pulling/pushing on the lens, smacking the hell out of the camera, shooting compressed air into the cracks around the lens, and even removing the main and backup batteries. Anyone else had a lens problem with no errors showing on the screen? any help would be greatly appreciated!!\015

Answers :

Mine always does that when i need to change the batteries, have you tried that?
I'd recommend that you stop banging or fiddling with the lens as it does not sound like a lens error (if it were so, you'd still get an error even in review mode). Instead it sounds like the brand of batteries that you're using may not be providing sufficient power.
\015\012Alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pics in a digital camera. Some may even have problems just powering startup of the camera. Digital cameras for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. Most retailers sells 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.
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