Having problems with your Canon SD4000 IS IXUS 300 HS Digital Camera ?

I have the Canon SD4000 IS. Every time I try to go to view my pictures on the camera it lets me look at a few and then it just turns off. I've turned off the auto shut down thing and it only happens when I'm trying to look at pictures. It's fully charged (I charged it all night). And I just got it yesterday for Christmas. Please help me fix it. Thank you.


Answers :

Your problem is very simple to fix :) if you follow the steps I'm giving you below. First, i have to ask you, the memory card you put in it, was it a new one? Most likely not and it most likely had some pictures on it. When you put a used memory card in a new camera, the camera sometimes doesn't recognize the format on it and it responds by shutting off. What you need to do is follow these simple steps:\012\012\012

1. Save all you pictures from the card on your computer (if you have any)
2. Turn the camera ON and press Menu then go to the settings tab that has a wrench and hammer symbol.
3. Go all the way down to Format... (make sure your memory card is in the camera)
4. Hit the right 2 times till OK is highlighted orange.
5. Press SET then highlight OK again.
6. Now turn the camera OFF and back ON. Try taking 2 or 3 pictures and try to scroll through them.

Your camera should not turn off anymore, the reason being because the camera built its own data on the card and is now recognizing the entire card, not just part of it. It's recommended that you don't switch memory cards between cameras and if you do, make sure you format the card.
Good luck!
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