Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S500 IXUS 500 Digital Camera ?

With default settings in auto mode the picture is orange colored and it looks like it is dripping icicles. Picture is unrecognizable


Answers :

This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.
\015\012
\015\012Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/V3/300/400/430/500/II/IIs, IXY Digital 200a/300a/320/400/450/500/30/30a
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot S500 IXUS 500 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 :

With default settings in auto mode the picture is orange colored and it looks like it is dripping icicles. Picture is unrecognizable


This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free worldwide, and may also include free shipping both ways (free shipping varies with countries). This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. ... Canon PowerShot S500 IXUS 500 Digital Camera

I purchased a d80 recently and took about 2,000 shots at an outdoor music festival virtually 90% of them came out with poor image quality, i was shooting in "fine" mode and alternated my settings primarily from portrait, auto, P, settings- example i was taking a picture of a trombone player wearing a white shirt and black pants, when you look at the black, it looks like scatter multicolored pixels, like an image taken with a 2 megapixel camera from 500ft away and then enlarged. I was taking the


Hey mcgeedds,\015\012 What you’re seeing is probably what is called digital noise. At low levels of light the sensor in the camera that records the image shares data from one pixel to the ones adjacent to it whi ... Digital Cameras

I own Canon S3 IS digital PowerShot camera. I have taken many pictures, but wanted to make some adjustments to some of the manual settings, as I am getting more comfortable with the camera, and would like to try pictures without using the AUTO mode. I made some adjustments to the picture size (compresion) and pixels.I do not remember making any more changing, but I read the User Guide a lot, and learned where adjustments can be made in the maual mode. I decided to look at some of my latest pictu


Did you "format" as part of changing your settings? Format reformats the disk - it has nothing to do with the format of the image files. If you formatted the disk, you will have to use image recovery software to restore the files. If this is the c ... Digital Cameras

Just rec'd. an EasyShare C180 and have no idea how to use it. It only came with a small fold-out instruction sheet. To take a picture it says: Turn the Mode dial to (a little camera picture). I have no little camera on the Mode dial, only have : a hand; looks like a video camera; AUTO; a flower, looks like an action figure, and SCN. Can you please assist> Thank you! Sue Palmer


Hi,\015\012\015\012To take a picture, set the Mode dial to Auto . (Please see the attached image).\015\012\015\012\015\012 ... Kodak Digital Cameras

When I try to take a picture, the LCD displays a lot of colorfull squiggly lines instead of the scene that I want to capture. When I turn it ON, the Zoom lens extends normally, then the colored lines appear with the following settings on the screen. Auto, 1M 178, ISO 400, ! plus a hand icon, AUTO, 4, F2.8. No matter which mode I choose, the same thing happens. Looking through the EVF shows the same thing. Note; I can view several good pictures that I took before the problem showed up. If I


This would be caused by a defective CCD sensor inside rad this advisory from canon below:\015\012\015\012http://www.dpre ... Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera

I have a Samsung SL202 which I purchased because it was pretty much auto setting if I wanted. I liked the dial on the back to tell me what I was shooting. I'm not camera techie. I have been trying to get clear pictures of items to list on ebay. I have had a trombone and a suit jacket. I have tried most settings, different places in the house for light, etc., but they are never clear, the colors are not right, and the picture is too bright making the object look faded. I have then spent way too m


You may have changed settings such a ISO, exposure compensation, etc. which are now affecting your pictures. Go into the setup menu and find "reset" to get your camera back to the default settings. ... Samsung SL202 Digital Camera

Grainy Pictures Lately I have been looking at my images photographed at 1200X800 and seen they look quite grainy. I have no idea why they have all this grain, I have the sharpness at normal level and the quality set as FINE. The ISO is in auto mode also. Does anyone have any idea what it could be or how I can get better less grainy pictures.


With the iso set on auto mode it will change depending on the light and anything above iso 200 is very bad on this camera i know have the 717 and it does a lot better but if you can set the iso yourself and take it off auto allways use 100 or 200 for ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-F707 Digital Camera

Pink tinge When I shoot a picture in bright sunlight, the picture always has a pink tinge to it. I have tried putting in manual mode, and adjusting the shutter speed and the f setting but I just can't seem to to get this to stop. I have also tried to adjust the white balance. I am new at doing this and I would like any help you can give. Thank you. All of the pictures have a very distorted color. They all have a pinkish-violet color. They look awful. I tried resetting by scrolling to the 'reset


Check the settings first, and ensure that the white balance is not wrong.A pink/purple picture means usually a problem with the camera digital sensor. ... Nikon Coolpix 5400 Digital Camera

Blurry Pictures I would like to know how can I get the perfect picture because when I throw the picture it looks fine sometimes then when I enter them into my computer & zoom in, it looks blurry like a fake picture I mean this camera cost me $350 and it doesn't seem to be worth it. I would like to know what settings I have to use for normal daily pictures at my house. Sometimes I take a picture and in the camera it looks like a different color than the actual color doesn't real so I would like t


This camera should still be under warranty, so if it's not focussing correctly then let Sony fix it. Before doing so, check that you haven't accidentally left the camera set to macro (close-up focussing) mode. ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700 Digital Camera

Portrait's I own an Olympus E-500 and I am trying to take portraits. I tried two different settings 1. Auto 2. Portrait neither with good results. I used a backdrop and two strobe lights, both professional equipment. With this said I would like to play with Manual mode, to try to improve the quality of my pictures. I am in JPEG SHQ settings. I am asking for your suggestion in manual to improve the quality of my Portraits. Thank you for your assistance. Ron Hafer


Hello ... Olympus EVOLT E-500 Digital Camera

When i look through the viewfinder its darker than usual, my lens wont seem to come off its stuck even while holding down the release button and trying to rotate it by force. When taking pictures on auto mode the pictures are very dark no matter how much light there is. When i change the settings an ' Err' message is displayed. Whats wrong with my camera???? Help.


Hi tin_080 , the aperture actuating lever was bent or loose and is ahead of the control mechanism ... Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens

I have a Cannon Power Shot A530 and have no manual. I would like to get a on-line copy if available. Also, I would like to know how to set the camera for auto timed picture mode.


Have you tried their website for troubleshooting? It has been helpful to me with my A530.\015\012 ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

When I use my SD790 in bright light the picture comes out dark now.. when I push the button to take the picture the screen goes from normal to dark. That is what the image ends up looking like ..DARK!! This is on Auto setting as well as manual. :( I love my camera but this is horrible! Missed a lot of good shots at Disneyland because it just would not work!!


... Canon PowerShot SD790 IS Digital Camera

I have a Pentax K100D and occasionaly when I push to button to take a picture it does not work. I have to turn off the camera and then try it again. It is in Auto mode. Is this a "fixable issue" or something that cannot be fixed? Is this an issue on new models? I am looking at upgrading and like the Pentax cameras. But not if this can happen?


When this happens, does the battery indicator show no battery power? If so, this is a common issue and most owners check the battery indicator first before snapping and if it shows empty, they do the "turn off/on" routine. The newer cameras (K7, Kx, ... Pentax Digital Cameras

My Canon Powershot SD1000 acts like it shuts off when I try to upload pics to my computer. When I plug the usb into the computer and the camera into the usb the Camera will still work perfectly fine in picture and video mode, but when I put it in the mode to view my pictures because once I do that the computer dectects the camera to open the program to transfer the pictures the screen goes blank before my computer can detect it and it looks like it shuts off, but thje green power light is


Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

When the the Cannon EOS digital Rebel XT is set to auto focus the camera will not focus and it will not allow me to take a picture when the setting is in the full auto focus mode and not in the creative zone. However, it will allow me take pictures in the manual foucs setting.


Hi.It is a common problem on digital rebel. The problem is a factory defect caused by a factory defective autofocus sub mirror. The problem is known to most repairers ( and sadly to users ). Although the defect due to the camera design, C ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

Have the Nikon D90 camera and it does not allow me to take pictures when ever I want. It is in full auto mode and just does not want to take the picture even in bright day light. The F keeps on blinking in full auto mode and even if I switch to manual mode it does not allow me to change settings. It is very frustrating! what is wrong with this D90??


The blinking F-- means that the camera doesn't think a lens is attached. You can try removing the lens and re-attaching it. Or if you have another lens, try that. There are quite a few reports of this issue with the 18-135 kit lens. ... Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-200mm lens

Blurry pictures I've had this camera for almost a year and everytime I want good pictures (vacation, birthdays, xmas) I'm disappointed with the quality of my pictures. So many of my pictures turn out blurry. And sometimes they'll look fine when reviewing on the camera, but when downloaded to my computer, the quality is poor. Some people say they keep their's on the auto setting, I find I need to keep mine on the nighttime setting to get decent pictures. Any sugggestions with settings, etc to hel


Try turning of the stabilizer if you have one it will be in the settings menu ... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera

I can't get my camera to flash or work in the "Auto" mode. I've cleared all of the images, reset the settings and use custom settings. I place the camera on "Auto" and turn it on. It goes into the delay mode for 59 seconds and then goes to sleep. It won't take a picture or flash.


... Moultrie GameSpy 4.0 Digital Camera Deluxe

My flash has stopped working for some reason - I tried to use it yesterday and all of a sudden the camera takes pictures without the flah. I went on the flash settings and made sure it was set on Auto and then tried to take the picture again but no flash still. I then set the flash to go off on every picture but still the flash did not go off I would like to know how to get the flash working again Thanks


Either your batteries are weak or your flash is dead. ... Olympus FE-210 Digital Camera

My Fuji s2000 always shoots picture that are blured. I have tried many settings and different exposures however I keep getting the same result. What can I do ? The worst mode on this camera is the auto mode, I can never get a clear indoor picture. This camera takes beautiful pictures of flowers/nature and all outdoor photo's turn out beautiful it is the indoor photo's I have even tried the sports mode for when people move but I still get a very blured image


Found the same thing and I think the answer is the opposite of previous suggestions. The s2000 is truly awful at anything above about 400ASA The degree of pixel binning it uses just makes the pictures look terrible. Force the camera to use 400 or s ... Fuji FinePix S2000hd Digital Camera

Lcd blurred I have a canon power shot a80 and when i turn it on and try to take a picture, on the LCD display i see a mixture of colour which is not even letting me see the image of the picture i would like to take. If i look through the lens and take the image, i am still able to view the picture I had taken if i set the camera on the view pictures. The mixture of colours on the LCD only shows when the camera is set on take the picture... and it doesn't even do it always. Thanks.


Canon will fix this camera if it is in the list of ccd defect. Contact canon.com for the Americas, or where you are. Call Service on the web page with the 800 number.http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&am ... Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera

I was at a basketball game last night and taking pictures with the d80 and the 55-200 lens. All of the pictures I took in auto focus were blurry. I changed it to the S mode with shutter speed at 4000 and those pictures came out completely dark with nothing in the picture. I changed the setting to the sports mode and the shutter speed is not fast enough because I have the same issue with blurring or out of focus.


Hi and welcome to FixYa.\015\012\015\012I could go into a long disertation about your camera settings and what you should use, but I should let Ken explain it. I read this a couple of months ago (because I love photography too)! He has so ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

FLASHES C:13:01 When I turned the camera on, I looked at monitor to take picture and was flashing C:13:01-wouldn't take a picture. Shut camera off, turned on and got two pictures off. That was it. By shutting camera off and on was able to get to the review setting and viewed the 80 pics. stored; that was yesterday. Today I get the c:13:01 code on each camera mode and review setting only shows the 2 pics from yesterday, then blue screen, though as I push the review button the on screen picture nu


OMG!!! If you still have the camera, try this. I read in one of these forums to spray a burst of brake cleaner in there and blow dry for a few seconds and believe it or not, it worked! That's after me taking it apart to make sure the connectors weren ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 Digital Camera

When I take a picture the pictures looks blurry and when a picture is taken like in dark area you can just see same of the image. Not sure if i have the correct settings set. can you help?


You can visit this website:\015\012\015\012this is the manual for your camera.\015\012for changing the setting for the software. that is on page 48.\015\012\015\012 ... Nikon COOLPIX S200 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: 0.4073 seconds