Having problems with your Canon PowerShot SD500 / IXUS 700 Digital Camera ?

Navigation buttons not working


\015 Hi,\015\012\015\012Just two weeks before I'm going on vacation some of my buttons on my S500/IXUS500 camera stopped working.\015\012\015\012The buttons are set, menu, disp, func, print/share and the navigation buttons. Power, zoom, wheel and mode selection works.\015\012\015\012I have been looking around too see if there where any "keypad lock" or similar but could not find anything. I have also checked the manual, canon.com and several other webpages.\015\012\015\012The camera operates fine though but I'm unable to use the menues or change the settings.\015\012\015\012I have also tried holding in the menu button for 5 seconds without luck. There seems like there is no buttons stuck.\015\012\015\012The incident happened when I had the camera in my jeans pocket (bad handling I know...)\015\012\015\012Hope anyone have experienced anything similar.\015\012\015\012Kind regards,\015\012Rune\015

Answers :

Just fixed my young daughters cheap Canon A495 by opening the cam and traced the wiring from the buttons to\012 the circuit board. Carefully moved the flat cable a bit and now its a ok. Prolly just oxidation. You'll need a \012small screwdriver set, four tiny screws keeping A495 case together.
As you say bad handling - these little items do need a large measure of TLC.\015\012A repairs is not going to be an economic option\015\012Treat your self to a new camera for your holidays
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