Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital Camera ?

Dropped SD400 - buttons no longer work

\015 I dropped my camera and now it will only take pictures. I can't press any of the buttons nor can I download my pictures. My computer does not recognize the camera as being connected. I can turn on and off and take all the pictures I want, I just can't view them or do anything else really. Is a camera repair shop my only option?\015

Answers :

Not only is a repair shop your only option, you'll probably find it will cost nearly as much to fix than to buy a more recent model.
\015\012There are three really weak spots in the SD400 and most small digital cameras: the lens mechanism, the battery door, and the built-in lens shade. Care in closing the battery door so you don't break off the little lugs that hold it shut - using a neck strap so you don't drop the camera - and making sure no sand or grit gets into the lens cap mechanism will make your next camera last a lot longer.
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