Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera ?

Nothing happens when I press button to snap a picture

\015 It happens on occasion, which is usually when I really need to use my camera. But when I go to take a picture, it doesn't click, just the flash-light lights up while I'm pressing the button, but thats it. Also, I can press really hard, and it may snap the picture, but thats only sometimes. Now, sometimes, the camera is fine and I can take a picture with no problem\015\012Strange, but I'm getting fusterated.\015\012Thanks!!!\015

Answers :

Its not a great problem. but the thing is
1>>you have been handling it in quite rough manner
2>>the camera must be a very old aged one
3>>must be a faulty piece.

the buttoon has got loose. u wont get charged much for fixing this in service centre. so u its not a big deal to spend few bugs for camera.
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