Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera ?
Lens Cover Not Opening, Flash Only Occasionally working
\015 I have the Canon PowerShot A75. I have been experiencing problems with the lens cover not fully opening (or not opening at all) and with the flash only occasionally going off. I have to tap the lens covers to get them to open about 9 times out of 10 that I use the camera.I am also having problems with the flash. Even with new batteries, it only goes off occasionally. If I don't have the flash on, the pictures are often blurry and crummy. With it on, if the flash isn't working, it won't take a picture at all. I have cycled through the flash options trying to get it to work, and that doesn't seem to help.My camera is about three years old. Could this simply be a factor of age and wear or is there something I can do to remedy these problems?\015
I'm already using new Energizer Industrial alkalines. Do I need something different? They seem to work fine in my wife's (Canon 675? I think that's the number.)
My did the same thing.. until I got rid of my recharable batteries and got the ones for electronics
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon PowerShot A75 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 :
Lens Cover Not Opening, Flash Only Occasionally working
I'm already using new Energizer Industrial alkalines. Do I need something different? They seem to work fine in my wife's (Canon 675? I think that's the number.) ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera
DMC-TZ3... it has not been dropped or wet...was working fine, then not.... the lens cover opens fine but does not show any image when you turn it on...if you push the button to take a photo the flash works but it does not take any photo...I think the shutter is not opening.
Hi there please follow the steps and let me know the result.\015\0121. Ensure batteries are fully charged & clean the battery connector point in side the battery compartment.\015\0122. Look carefully between the lens and the camera bo ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera
A CANON SURE SHOT 155...it is howing Hand is frozen, lens cover won't open, zoom won't work etc. The instructional booklet says take the battery out and reinstante. I have taken the camera and battery to locan camerea shop and the battery was tested as working fine. When you reinstate the battery the camera takes one shot oly then freezes again and displays a flashing H on the small screen at the front. Help please
Reset and replace the batteries and clean the contactsif this does not help this camera cannot be repaired. it needs to be tried by some experienced tech for any luck.he may only help you ... Digital Cameras
Lens problem i can not see anything on the lcd screen when taking a picture. i can see previous photos taken when i scroll through the display. the lens cover does open when the camera is turned on. flash works. but no photo when shutter is pressed. please help asap. my son's 1st birthday is in 1 week and i can not afford a new camera!!!
... Fuji FinePix A101 Digital Camera
THE LENS COVER CAME LOOSE WHEN I OPENED IT UP THE HOLE AT THE TOP OF THE LENS COVER SEEMS TO BE MISSING A GASGET THAT HOLDS IT IN PLACE WHILE THE BOTTOM HOLE ON THE LENS SLIDES IT OPEN AND CLOSED. IT JUST WILL NOT STAY IN PLACE WITH NOTHING TO HOLD THE TOP HOLE IN PLACE. CAN THIS PART BE REPLACED. OR IS THERE SOMEWHERE I CAN SEE A PICTURE OF WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE WHEN THE COVER OF THE CAMERA IS REMOVED AND THE LENS IS WORKING PROPERLY.
Hello. Your issue is not a common one. Call Kodak directly \015\012\015\012During our normal business hours (Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST),call us at 1-800-431-7278 ... Kodak EasyShare V610 Digital Camera
Cannot get lens cover to open also no flash working
Lens cover is easy to open. Two opposite side of lens cover can be press slightly and pull to opposite direction. Flash may not work for so many reason. primarily, low bat power, then bulb is busted or micro wire is lossen or no contact. lastly your ... Fuji MX-1700 Zoom Digital Camera
I have a DMC-TZ5. The lens cover mechanism ("barrier") has become "sticky," and now requires an occasional very gentle tap to get open when the camera is turned on. The problem is intermittent and not predictable. The mechanism has NOT been bent or otherwise injured. I have been careful not to damage it. Any suggestions for getting it to work correctly. I've tried flushing out the mechanism with compressed air and that hasn't solved it.
Hi,\015\012\015\012The internal mechanism is stuck and causing this problem. You can't do anything from your end. You need to take to service center to get it repaired.\015\012\015\012Hope this helps.\015\012\015\ ... Digital Cameras
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
I have a sony cybershot DSC-W210 and just recently the flash wont work when its on any mode to take a picture it has the flash symbol on the screen flashing and the code E:91:01 underneath also flashing its takin pictures as normal just without the flash it wont let me change the settings of the flash at all. Apart from this the camera lens shutter seems to be sticking when i turn on the camera it doesnt always open i have tried cleaning the lens but it doesnt seem to make any difference!
I have a sony cybershot DSC-W210 and just recently the flash wont work when its on any mode to take a picture it has the flash symbol on the screen flashing and the code E:91:01 underneath also flashing its takin pictures as normal just without the f ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera
Kodak EasyShare C513 lens cover will not open fully automatically. tap on side of lens and the baffles will open and camera works. turn camera off, lens retracts and baffles close. have tried blowing any foriegn matter from lens interia.
I had a friend that ran into the same problem, but his solution is not what I would recommend but it did work for him. He used sewing machine oil and applied a tiny amount less than a drop to the crevice of the camera body and the outer lens housing, ... Kodak EasyShare C513 Digital Camera
Olympus mju 410.when lens cover is moved to open lens, lens does not extend for use. slipping cover back and forward does work sometimes
... Digital Cameras
My sony cyber shot DSC-H3 lens will not open. It was working fine I shut it of and went to use it again later but the lens would not open. It is telling mt to take off the lens cover.
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Sony Cybershot DSC-H3 Digital Camera
Flash repair hi, i am using olympus sp 570. my flash spring is not working. so when i try to open it . it will not open . i have to manually pull its cover to steady the flash.please tell me how to refit the sprig. regards nik
My Olympus SP-570uz also has a broken flash spring. I found that small a coil spring approximately 3/16" max diameter and approximately 7/8" to 1" long can be inserted in the flash cavity when it is open - place on the right side (looking at the fron ... Olympus SP-570UZ Digital Camera
Hi, When switching on, flash opens,selection light is orange and lens does not extend, evf and lcd are blank. After approx one minute, selection light turns green, lens extends and evf works but no lcd. Review does not work in either. Mike
Most likely the tiny back-light bulb for the LCD screen is burned out, LCD's produce no light of there own and depend on being lighted from rear to be visible, u will need to have the back light bulb checked and replaced as ... Kodak EasyShare Z710 Digital Camera
Neither the fujifilm 256MB xd card nor th enew Olympus 2GB xd card will work in the A340. I've put the card in and went to Format it in the camera as per teh menu. It acts like it does but when you take a picture it says "write error" When you turn it on again it still says "card not initialized." I've tried formating them with the camera on (lens cover open) and using the menu and with the camera off (lens cover closed powered on using the button on the back) and using the menu from that screen
The camera needs to be up-dated to read the cards it may still have the old dater in it! so it cant "see" the biger cards ... Fuji FinePix A340 Digital Camera
Camera was on, working fine. When powering off, telescoping lens did not retract so lens remained extended just a bit with lens cover open. Waited a few minutes, turned it back on and I get the "access" display message then the beeps and (turn power off and back on) message. While off, I have removed the battery, replacing it with a fully charged spare and it still does this. The lens tries to telescope a little bit and retracts a touch, but I can't get the camera out of this mode. Can it be res
Your problem may be due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera\015\012which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the\015\012camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wip ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera
Shutter appears to be stationary in closed position. Bulb works, no light through the lens. Hasn't been used for at least 10 years. Was in working order when stored. Storage not climate controlled - got up to 95-100 in summer, 25-30 winters in MD and a bit hotter in AZ for last three summers. Everything else works so far as I can tell. No visible damage of any kind. I do not have user or service manuals yet so I hesitate to go in any farther than removing the lamp cover and opening the fil pat/l
After 10 years of non-use, the lubrication in the camera would have gummed up to the point you are at right now. Your camera and lens needs a cleaning and lubrication by an experienced service tech. ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens
My daughter's camera will not turn on. When the power button is pushed the green light flashes on top and the screen shows a message of "lens error". The lens cover is open and the whole lens is zoomed out and will not go back in. Is this expensive to fix or would it be best to buy another camera?
HelloThe problem is that the lens has become stuck in the barrel\012 after dropping it. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the \012probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.Use\012\ ... General Electric A735 Digital Camera
My zoom len stopped working. It has a small dent. When it is off the lens cover is open and shut when it is turned on.
Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Sanyo VPC-S500 Digital Camera
Screen blackness I have the same problem. The lens is NOT stuck - it does deploy and the lens cover opens. I have replaced the batteries, tried a differant memory stick, and I turn it on and off to reboot. None of these solutions work. The camera is only a year or so old - it doesn't get a lot of use so it is not mishandled. Does anybody have any suggestions?
... Canon PowerShot A570 IS Digital Camera
Hi, I had a spare kodak c330 camera which was in perfect working condition. Since I am using a Nikon camera now, i thought of converting the kodak camera to an infra-red camera. so i opened it, and after a few unsuccesful attempts, I was finally able to open the lens assembly and take out the infra-red filter. however, when I was putting everything back in place(assembling), there was a big spark - one like short circuit - probably caused by the huge capacitor that is used for the flash circuit.
The capacitor has shorted the circuits i would not bother with it .....sorry ... Kodak EasyShare C330 Digital Camera
Not working. i hav had this camera for over 6 months. however today was the 1st time i went into the pool water with it. i used it for about 10 mins. and it starts flashing pink. then i let it sit out... and a few hours later i go to turn it on and the lens opens but the screen stays black.. no the camera wont even close the lens.
Seems like olympus got us in!. I have the same problem. I called Service & Guarantee center in Mexico. They told me to send it to them: They will evaluate if the guarantee covers the damage. They also said the procedure about waterproof checking. ... Olympus Stylus 790SW Digital Camera
I have an Olympus D-460 Zoom 1.3 megapixel which I've had about a year. I bought it used and it was working fine up until about a week ago. Whenever I snapped a picture the button seemed to get stuck and nothing would happen and also the flash wouldn't go off. I would have to close the lens and re-open it again to get it working. Do you think that maybe the batteries I'm using are too weak? Let me know. Thanks.
Yes, you are right. The batteries have gone out of power for sure. I had a similar problem with my cam sometime before. The battery actually doesnt gets 100% discharged. Itworks whenever you repower the cam. But when taking a picture it just needs mo ... Digital Cameras
While at the beach, someone threw a frizbee at my wife and she dropped the camera in the sand. We were careful as we could be picking it up to avoid entrance of sand into the camera. It worked fine until the next day and the lens opened and stuck. I opened the case to remove and sand that entered the camera. While removing the flash it went off and now the camera doesn't even turn on. I assume something touched and blew a fuse. Is this fixable and if so where do I start?
Well, your mistake was opening the camera. You will need to have it serviced. ... Canon PowerShot SD890 IS / IXUS 970 IS Digital Camera
C-350 zoom, i open the lens cover to switch the camera on, the lens goes in and out 3 times whilst camera beeps and then shuts down, i have fully charged batteries and the picture veiwer works ok.
... Olympus Camedia C-350 Digital Camera