Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera ?

Everything looks like it's working on the screen, lights, etc. But when I push to take the picture, it won't take. It just has a muted clicking sound.


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Try a mode other than auto, and turn off the flash. Then try taking a picture. Did it work? If so, then your flash is either burned out, or the flash safety circuit thinks that the camera is open. If the flash is burned out, then professional repair is required, as a flash change-out is not trivial (Call 1-800-OK-CANON). \015\012
\015\012However, it's more likely to be only a break in the safety circuit. Many Canon cameras use some of the screws in the camera case to serve as a means of detecting if the case is open (and thus disables the flash to prevent shock). Examine all the screws around the perimeter of your case. Are they all there and tight? If not, tighten loose screws and try moving and replacing any missing screws with one of the others that are still there.\015\012
\015\012Finally, if it still doesn't take a picture, even with the flash turned off, then the shutter button itself is likely worn down. There's a little plastic protrusion that may wear down with camera use, preventing the shutter switch from fully engaging when the button is depressed. It's a very easy repair to replace the shutter button, IF you can purchase a replacement shutter button. They can be costly on eBay.
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