Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera ?

I sent my canon a85 for repair to my local camera repair shop. The problem was the ccd.the camera shop was unable to repair and sent it to canon .canon said repair shop had made a mess when putting camera back together again and would cost £142 to put right.is it worth the cost or would i be able to repair it myself with spare parts .regards joe


Answers :

Hi,
It is a pity you did not visit the Canon Website for the FREE WORLD WIDE Recall you could have benefitted like I did also if the product is out of warranty. I bought mine in 2003 in Berkshire (RG12) and got repaired by Canon for FREE in Italy.
Read the link below for the instructions.
Today is not wort repairing the camera and if Canon were not able to do it blaming the shop I would ask the shop to replace a camera at least for half the price it is worth a new substitute. In the UK you have great offers from Jessops.

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=320&modelid=10462&keycode=2112&id=48264
Regards,
PDG


This is a true pity. this problem can be fixed for all camera models.
\015\012try www.teleplancamerarepair.com
\015\012be honest as to the condition of the camera currently so they can give you a true assessment. trying to fix it yourself will most likely make matters worse, specially if this store already made a mess of things.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot A85 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 :

I sent my canon a85 for repair to my local camera repair shop. The problem was the ccd.the camera shop was unable to repair and sent it to canon .canon said repair shop had made a mess when putting camera back together again and would cost £142 to put right.is it worth the cost or would i be able to repair it myself with spare parts .regards joe


Hi,It is a pity you did not visit the Canon Website for the FREE WORLD WIDE Recall you could have benefitted like I did also if the product is out of warranty. I bought mine in 2003 in Berkshire (RG12) and got repaired by Canon for FREE in Ital ... Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

I have a Canon Powershot S30 with a bad LCD. Otherwise working. I also have one with a working LCD, but the lens will not extend. I'd like to make one out of two. Is there a manual with exploded views available so I can do it myself or is that unrealistic. I have several cameras, so I suspect that a professional repair would cost more than the camera is worth. Like most electronic relics, it seems to be cheaper to replace than repair.


Try these fixes for the one with the bad lens:\012Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to b ... Digital Cameras

My canon 20d stopped taking photos for no aparant reason. Kept getting error 99 and when I re insert the battery it starts clicking on it's own whether turned on or not. I sent it to Canon repair who wanted to charge me more than it was worth to repair but that was before they even started to analyse the problem. I decided to buy a brand new 20d. Put in the battery and the CF card and exactly the same thing has happened. I can get the cameras to come on but when I press the buton the flash jumps


If two cameras are doing it, I would suggest the contacts on your lens are dirty.\015\012\015\012Try the following diagnosis steps for solving ERR 99 issues : -To isolate the cause of the issue, do the following: -1. Tur ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

Lens error I sent in the camera to a certified Nikon repair center that has quoted me a price of $225.00 to repair. It needs a new lens mechanism and some minor adjustments and cleaning. My dilemma is whether at that cost, to trash the camera and buy a new one, or shop around for a repair shop that can do yhe repair at less out of pocket cost.


Try craigslist.com, I have had very good luck there. ... Digital Cameras

Hi, my canon g9 powershot, suddenly stopped working, the screen is black, takes pix but they're all black, do you know what i can do, they told me at a camera shop it would cost £150 to repair as it looks like a CCD problem and i'm out or warranty but i can't afford this. Are there known problems like this with this model? Help!!


... Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera

Broken camera hi my daughter saved for this camera.we had to return the first four cameras because the first day the lens would stick making the camera useless.I sent it to kodak to be repaired(fourth camera)finally works after two years.My daughter put the camera in a case in her purse for a trip.this would be her first real use,the pressure of an ordinary purse with make up etc. put pressure on the screen broken again and now my warranty is void.This camera was over two hundred dollars.what ca


I am afraid nothing can be done. you will have to pay for the LCD replacement. You can save on it by getting it changed from a local repairer. And use proper camera cases to keep cameras. ... Kodak EasyShare V1003 Digital Camera

Lens inoperative? When camera is turned on, there is no image on the screen, just flashing horizontal lines. It will take a picture and the flash goes off, but the result is a picture of the flashing horizontal lines. Any fix for this? Is the camera repairable? Would we send it back to Canon for repair? What would be the approximate cost? Thank you.


Cost of repair is free with free shipping too! This definitely sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon will fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Pleas ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

JVC mini-DVR video camera model GR-D750U not operating properly. Upon tape insertion, it shows error code 03 and goes to "safeguard mode" Already attempted to re-insert tape as directed on camera screen and insert new tape, but the problem persists. Would like a description of the reason for the error, likely causes, possible extent of repairs needed, nominal cost for such repairs, and recommendation on whether this could be fixed at a local JVC service center or if it would need to be sent


... Digital Cameras

When the camera is switched on it shows only memory card photos but in the camera mode it does not shoot photographs. I sent the camera to Canon Repair center, they told its optical assembly is faulty and it will cost Rs 5000/- which is more than the cost of new camera


A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter (a.k.a. "faulty optical assembly") are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck clo ... Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

I have a Canon HF M30 we bought in Dec 2010 and my husband attempted to plug in the cable into the USB port of the camera and discovered it would not 'connect' to the computer. In other words it wasn't recognizing it (we've used it many times before w/no issue) so he unplugged from camera and looked inside USB port on Camera and there was a plastic piece that was broken and just hanging in there. We sent to Canon since it was still under 1 yr warranty and they want to charge us $282 to repair it


This is a manufacturing defect for sure. Contact Canon support again and demand they fix it under the warranty. Explain you are prepared to contact the Better Business Bureau, the Attorney General, and begin posting videos on YouTube describing the p ... Digital Cameras

Horitonzal lines We sent the camera back to canon thinking it had the ccd problem and it would be under warranty for that. They said the repair bill would be $100 and that it wasn't the ccd problem, but they wouldn't tell us what the repair would be for, so we had them send it back to us, unrepaired. Do you have any insight? From all that I read, we do have a ccd issue, but I'm not an expert.


I have just loaded some photos from my canon camera to my computer, and edited them. However, when I had finished editing, I looked at them life-size, and some had horizontal lines on, so I wasn't sure what was happening. I finally decide ... Canon PowerShot S410 / IXUS 430 Digital Camera

Canon Squeal I recently bought a Canon A1 35mm film camera off eBay. The outside is in amazing condition but the seller did not use the camera for a very long time so it had not been lubricated. I put a new battery in it and pressed the shutter release button and heard a squeal and the shutter was staying open way too long. I'm not experienced enough to trust lubricating it myself and wanted to know if you did this in your store and if you could give me an estimate on how much it would cost. I'm


This is common on the A series Canon cameras. It's a flywheel governor on the side of the mirror box that needs to be lubricated. We do that for $48. Let us know if we can help.\015\012\015\012Crystal Camera Repair\015\012Ashevil ... Digital Cameras

Canon powershot G6 Can't download pictures from camera to laptop. Never had a problem before. It states USB is not recognised, bought a new USB lead & it still doesn't work. USB card reader doesnt work on my laptop. Re-installed laptop (vista) and it still wont download. sent camera for repair and got it back and it still doesnt work. phoned canon and they havent a clue and are looking into it. I have found a temporary work around by putting my flashcard in my printer and downloading via the pri


... Canon Digital Cameras

Broken camera I have a Minolta Dimage Z1 3.2 mp digital camera would like to know if it's worth fixing this is what's wrong with it : battery door does not close 2 broken latches,flash does not work,no lens cover,makes noises while taking shots and is slow . How much would it cost to repair this....


This camera came out in 2003 and retailed for $400. It's only a 3.2MP camera with a 1.5 inch lcd screen...not much by today's standards but was quite a camera in its day. I'm guessing by your list of problems that it would be quite expensive to fix i ... Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z1 Digital Camera

My 450d canon won't turn on and when the battery is in, the WB button (second on the right side of the screen) is blue. I have a feeling this means' get it repaired' as I had a friend borrow it and said they spilt a drink near it but not on it, but this seems like they may have spilt the drink ON my camera and have caused some sort of water damage. I'm really quite worried as I'm often told repairs cost more than the camera is worth and I don't want to have to buy another!


This happened to my 450d had it fixed at Fixation cost ... Canon EOS 450D Digital Camera

My SD850is was dropped,there is a slight split on the bottom (looks like 2 screws are missing). When you turn the camera on, it says "lens error - restart camera" and then shuts off. It does show the opening picture on the LCD but then turns dark and shuts off. I've had the camera for about 2 yrs. Anything I can fix or is it worth the price of repair which would cost approx. how much?


From searching the internet, it sounds like the lens needs to be replaced and the cost of the repair would be about as much as buying a new camera.  thanks for responding.  now i have to go thru "what to buy" again....... ... Canon Digital Cameras

Pentax PZ1 The mirror and shutter are locked on my PZ1 film camera, I am told that it would cost more to repair than it is worth so I would like to try myself. Another expert thinks that the internal gears may be jammed or seized so I would like to know how to get at the gears. Do I remove the bottom plate and work inwards from there or the top plate?


... Digital Cameras

I had a canon sd70 camera.two days back my camera had fell down on the floor and lens has broken and the front part got bent.i am wondering how much it would cost to repair the camera


... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera

I have a Canon MV600. when switched on to 'camera', all I get is a blank screen. Occasionally it will work normally. I suspect the iris is not opening and the iris motor sounds a bit rough. do you have any idea what the problem is likely to be and how much this repair is likely to cost. Incidentally, I also had this same problem with an older analogue Canon model so it would seem to be a common failing.


The US version of the MV600 is the ZR60. Canon has issued a service notice for this model world wide that seems to address your issue. The US version can be found at this ... Canon Digital Cameras

Casio ex-z75 I have a casio that has gone to a "scrambled" screen. I saw on a post on FixYa that you suggested that the main board needs replacing. Can you elaborate on the repair and maybe how much that would cost. The camera is not an expensive one, so I want to see if it's worth it to repair. Thanks, Gregory Mellies [email protected]


Hello, we are in Australia and the cost of the repair is very expensive due to the part cost.\015\012\015\012Depending exactly what Casio you have will determin weather it is a main board issue or something else (may be alot cheaper) but ... Casio Exilim EX-Z750 Digital Camera

Can't download pictures from camera to laptop. Never had a problem before. It states USB is not recognised, bought a new USB lead & it still doesn't work. USB card reader doesnt work on my laptop. Re-installed laptop (vista) and it still wont download. sent camera for repair and got it back and it still doesnt work. phoned canon and they havent a clue and are looking into it. I have found a temporary work around by putting my flashcard in my printer and downloading via the printer but you need a


Let's go all the way back to your card reader not working when you plug it in. Are you sure? Sometimes you have to open "my computer" to find it...it will be a removable drive. ... Digital Cameras

My canon powershot sd1000 has a "lens error, retart camera" when I turn it on.. then it beeps a few times and turns off. Is it worth sending it somewhere to get fixed or would be just be more cost effective to get a new one?


Try these procedures. ... Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera

My Olympus u 750's telescopic zoom is jammed in the extended position. The cause seems to be the last segment of the zoom, containing the lens, which is not properly aligned with the other retractable zoom segments. I don't remember knocking the camera - not sure how this happened. Is this a common problem that can be fixed by gently forcing the crooked segment back into it proper place? Or if it has to be sent for repair, is it worth the trouble and cost?


... Olympus Mju 750 Digital Camera

My Canon PowerShot A95 digital camera's sensor has gone out. Can this be repaired at the factory and how much would it cost?


Hi,If you are talking about ccd imager sensor chip in Canon A95 and symptom is no image in live view to take fresh picture, then yes, Canon offers free of cost ccd imager replacement.Click ... Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

The view field does not open to take pictures. Other functions, ie playback etc seem to be OK. What could be wrong and would repairs be worth the cost. The camera is three years old.


... Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.5346 seconds