Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?
When I switch to auto or manual when I want to record/ take pictures the power doesn't work. But, if I switch to play, I can reveiw videos or pictures.
Hello. I can assist you. You have a power shortfall in your camera. The power necessary to play videos and pictures is much less than the power requirement to record. There are several possible reasons for your problem. It could be as simple as needing to clean the battery contacts in the camera and the contacts on the battery with the eraser on the end of a pencil; or it could be a more serious problem such as a battery that is almost shot or a battery charger that is not charging properly and needs to be replaced. If you have the necessary diagnostic meters to check these things out you can do it yourself; if not any camera shop will be able to check it out for you and recommend what exactly is needed. Either way Sally, good luck with it.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Digital Cameras
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 :
When I switch to auto or manual when I want to record/ take pictures the power doesn't work. But, if I switch to play, I can reveiw videos or pictures.
Hello. I can assist you. You have a power shortfall in your camera. The power necessary to play videos and pictures is much less than the power requirement to record. There are several possible reasons for your problem. It could be as simple as ... Digital Cameras
Power/lens Problems I'm having some power/lens problems with my camera. When I turn on the power in either the picture or video mode, the green light will turn on for a split second then turn off. The lens does not come out at all. However, when I try to turn it on with the picture viewer or in the menu it works just fine. When I start with the picture viewer and then switch to the camera it turns off. Thus it seems that whenever I want to take a picture or a movie the camera doesn't work.
It seems that the lense movement is jammed. Have you dropped the camera? just have a close look from the front side of the camera, does the lense assembly seems to be pressed or moved aside by some extra preassure? if no physical disalingment is vi ... Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P72 Digital Camera
My uncle gifted me a canon power shot a 95 camera ..there was no user manual,or any kind of instruction manual...i am a facing a problem in finding appropriate power batteries for it..further, a picture clicked through it getts blurred ,scratches come over the snap..but video recording features works absolutely fine..
You can download the manual and more from\012\012\012http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_a_series/powershot_a95#BrochuresAndManuals ... Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera
I was taking pictures and was switching between different shooting modes; on the manual mode when i was changing exposure settings, suddenly a msg came on the centre of the screen saying 'Access...' and then is just not going. All the buttons of the camera have stopped working other than the playback and power button. Switching it on and off, taking battery and sd card out and restarting were the kind of things i tried but no luck. Please help.
Semiconductor chip for manual control may have over heated. Try using DC power supply to room temperature anneal the chip.Turn on playback for a while, until the camera does not heat up. And then try batteries fully charged to see if the chip can be ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 Digital Camera
Sometimes the autofocus doesn't work. It is switched to af. When I turn the camera on it will normally focus but after 1 or a couple of pictures it will not autofocus. If I move the switch to Manual I can take the picture and then if I move the switch back to m/a it will focus and keep focusing and I can take a few few more frames then then the auto cocus stops working again and I have to switch back to M and so on. I never know when it wount work. Thank you.
Having received no response in over a month, I assume this is no longer a problem. ... Nikon D70s Digital Camera
My camera fell on my floor when I was trying to film a video. Now it is stuck with the lens out, and when I try to turn it on it makes a weird noise, stops, makes it again, makes a new 'bloop' powering off noise, and that's it. I can click the little play button in the square to view my pictures and it will make noise and turn on and I can go through my settings but it will not let me switch to actual camera/video mode! What do I do?
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digi ... Samsung SL605 Digital Camera
HELP!!! I HAVE NO USER MANUAL FOR MY POLAROID HD DIGITAL CAMCORDER DVF-720...WHERE IS THE POWER SWITCH AND HOW DO I MAKE THE VIDEO PLAY THAT IS RECORDED ON THE CAMERA
... Polaroid Digital Cameras
When I turn on the camera, it will AF once, then nothing. None of the menus will work, none of the functions work, cannot review pics. If I switch to manual and back to auto, it will AF once. I can take a picture in manual. As soon as I take a picture, I can use the menu or review pictures, but only once. Battery shows to be charged. I have taken it to 2 camera shops and they have no idea.
The problem is in the systems control board, "controls vital areas of the camera" from your description the operation is intermittent when switching from manual to auto, it indicates an hairline crack in the systems board, a tough problem to nail dow ... Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Digital Camera
I can turn my sd1000 on, the flash works, everything works. The only thing is that I can't see what's going on through the lcd, but when I take a picture the picture does come up. The funny thing is that if I'm recording a video, I can see what's going on in the lcd. It's only not working during picture taking. Everything else works, it plays back and everything.
... Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Camera
This camera was working fine, was turned off, and then a day later wouldn't work. The LCD screen on back works only if the Mode Switch is in the review mode (or DOWN), and does not light up under the picture taking mode (or UP) position. Also, while the switch is in the UP position, the ON/OFF power indicator button no longer stays lit. It does, however, stay lit in the Mode Switch in the DOWN position. First problem in three years. Nice little camera.
You may need to take it in to get it serviced or ntry out thees sights on the webhttp://software.canon-europe.com/ ... Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera
Missing Pictures I took a bunch of pictures with my Power shot A60 i went to review them and they are gone. it is strange because whenever i take pictures i look at them right after and make sure they worked... i took proably about 100 pictures and only 20 of them were on the camera. is there anyway that the memory in the actual camera filled up then switched to the memory card and some how deleted all the pictures when it switched to the memory card? It just doesnt make sense and if that is
Whatdoes the maual say about the cpacity of the internal memory and what happens when it is full?\015\012There is probably a more comprehensive manual on the CD by the way.\015\012\015\012Come back with the answer and I take it further. ... Canon PowerShot A60 Digital Camera
Has always worked fine, til just now. took a photo, went to put onto ebay and opened picture using windows picture and fax viewer. not happy with photo,switched off, removed camera from cradle (link to pc) and tried to take another photo, but when i switched the camera on i had an error message stating 'focus error' and when i tried to switch it off the zoom lens remained extended and will not go back into tne camera. I have read the manual and tried removing and replacing the battery, but this
For your information the computer has nothing to do with the focus error!!!!the error appears as a message due to either of these reasons.\015\012\015\012you have dropped down the cam.remember even a small drop may ca ... Fuji FinePix F410 Digital Camera
I have recently bought a Samsung Camcorder Model #MX20 with the Cyberlink Media Show 4 software. When installed on my laptop, everything works well, but when installed on my desktop, I cannot get the video picture when playing it back, only the sound. - After asking around, I was informed that the problem might be something to do with the required "codec" and to download the VLC Media Player which has all the required codec info. After downloading VLC I was able to view the video pictures with t
\011After the conversation today, I was able, with your suggestions, to view my video pictures, but the core of the problem still remains. I still need to use the Cyberlink software (or equivalent) as it has all the working tools to edit ... Samsung Digital Cameras
Power?? My camera turns on and the lens part extends out, but the screen is totally blank. When I switch it to view previous photos, it works fine..I just have to turn it "off" and the pictures come up..But if I switch it to take a picture, it goes completely dark again...it's almost three years old and has no damage done to it...
Had the same issue. I changed battery, I replaced Duracell by Sony rechargeable batteries. It works fine now. i think that the issue comes from battery shape. They do not have exactly the same. hope it helps. ... Canon PowerShot A510 Digital Camera
I have the Nikon coolpix 710, which was brought in Hong Kong When I click the play button, to view the pictures on the camera, it shows the last picture and the camera freezes up (not able to view any of the pics only for the last one taken). All buttons seem to be locked, with except for the power button. And even sometime the power button is stubborn and only works when it wants. Would this be a defective item, or...??? so confussed...
Hello David,First thing is "Hong Kong", while your abroad you really need to look at the technologies. Especially from China, you need to make sure if its authentic or if its a fake. Try to remove the battery for 5-20min, at 5 ... Nikon COOLPIX S710 Digital Camera
Auto focus is not working on my Sony A330. When switched to manual it works fine. If I switch back to autofocus the camera will not focus or take pictures
... Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 Digital Camera
When i try to download my images the camera just turns off. It works in all three settings, (photo, video, review) as long as the usb is not connected, and it works in photo and video with the usb connected, but as soon as i switch to view with the usb plugged in it powers down. This just started out of the blue.
Consider NOT using the USB connection.\012\012\012The 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 or ... Canon Powershot SD450 / IXUS 55 Digital Camera
My camera turns on and I can only switch from the camera to play and back again none of the buttons work what so ever and I can not take a picture, and when I switch from camera to the play button it is still frozen please help!
If you could get into the menu, I would tell you to try a camera "reset". Since you can't, you could try a manual reset. Remove the card and battery...press all the buttons...leave it alone for 20 minutes...insert the card and then the battery...turn ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera
I have a 3 year old Sony DCR-DVD202E Camcorder which has worked perfectly up until yesterday, when the lens cover refused to open. Other thsn this the camera powers up normally and the LCD screen shows a white dot where light is entering through the cover I have tried changing the battery, switching the camera on and off many times, powering it from the AC adaptor and, at the suggestion of Sony, resetting the camera. None of this has worked. It is possible to open the cover manually, so it is
Happened to me before. NO Problem!!! The mechanical lens cover is "powered" by a small spring. When a little bit of dust/dirt/sand gets into the track it slides in, i gets stuck. CAREFULLY open the lens cover (maybe with the help of a toothpick) and ... Digital Cameras
First of all, I cannot get the camera to turn on using power button only play. (it worked two times so I could take 5 pictures, now it wont work) Secondly, the 5 pictures I did take cannot be deleted using the delete button! Pleeease help. I purchased the camera in the U.S and Im already back home and wont be [email protected]
... Polaroid i1036 Digital Camera
MiniDV camcorder. Hello I have a video camera question. I was showing my videos on the tv to my family. I powered off when we were done and the next day I went to view them again and the camera told me to reset it. I did that but everytime i tried to play the video it would say reset. So I looked into it and i was told that the camera was not going to work. So the next day I went and bought another MiniDV camcorder and tried viewing my video on that camera and it won't let me view any video on m
Hi,Pls, can you post back on the specific brand and model of the MiniDV camcorder. Additionally, could you add info what camera(s) were used to record "several different tapes that i know there is video on"This is of co ... Digital Cameras
My DSC-H9 will not display stored pictures or video. When I push the button to switch from picture taking to picture viewing it shuts off. Changed battery, memory stick, did "reboot", pulled battery for 30 seconds. Nothing made any difference. I can plug in to PC and view or pull pictures off. It's like the mode button is also a power button.
... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 Digital Camera
My SD800IS was working fine while in the very hot/humid environment of Yap. I took it out of my air conditioned room and went to take a picture almost immediately. The view finder, the LCD image and the lens were all fogged. The camera worked but took foggy images. Eventually the fog cleared and my photos were fine but most of the controls no longer work. I can change the selector knob that determines if the camera is on auto, manual, video or display modes but it won't zoom and the program
The foggy images and lens was due to condensation caused by the camera's surfaces being cold in a humid/moist environment. Usually this happens and goes away without issue. If you believe issues are continuing, consider placing the camera completely ... Canon Digital Cameras
Black LCD When I took pictures yesterday, each picture looked like it had a white fuzzy covering over it. Now when I turn the camera on the lcd stays black. But when I switch the button from camera to video it works. I also can get the previously taken pictures to show up. I have charged and changed a couple of pairs of batteries.
As Philipp mentions, sounds like a defective CCD imager. Canon should fix this for free, including free shipping both ways. For others experiencing this problem, please check the following two links for more info:\015\012http://camerarepair.blo ... Canon PowerShot A300 Digital Camera
I have a Sanyo VPC C6EX 6megapixel camcorder which, when switched on, immediately takes a photo in 'camera' mode without any prompting. After that, it will not take a photograph in normal operation. I have moved the switch between REC and PLAY and tried both camera and video modes, but neither will respond when buttons pressed. Switch the camera off, and then back on again, and it still takes a picture automatically without warning....! Indeed, the camera seems to be 'confused'?...even in ME
Check if any of the button on your camera is remaning slightly pressed internally.if it is pressed make it proper .also tap the sides of your camera slightly for two minutes.then ON the camera and check out.\015\012if this does not helps.it the ... Sanyo Digital Cameras