20 Most Recent Canon PowerShot SD780 IS / IXUS 100 IS Digital Camera Questions & Answers


This is a delicate operation but you can try this: tap the camera lens up on a towel over a hard surface (counter top or floor) while you expect the lens to retract as in turning off. It may be enough jarring force to get cams back in the helix that moved the lens. Hit it hard and flat. IF that doesnt work, try tapping the lens down while it tries to retract. I have heard that people get so frustrated with it that they slam the camera lens up on a desk and that fixes it!

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jan 31, 2018


LCD's back lite pbm replace.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 10, 2017


Taking it apart and cleaning it is not going to fix this. White rice may remove excess moisture, but does nothing for the salt. You can't clean corrosion that has already begun. As the camera is not currently working, the damage has already been done.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Apr 27, 2017



Things to check first for a camera that won't turn on are battery contact points, and micro switches that are located on the battery and memory card doors. Troubleshooting tips on other things that need to be checked may be seen here. These tips won't work for every case, but they're worth a try.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Apr 30, 2015


Go to menu, select pictures, run though menu for pictures tell you see delete

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 24, 2014


The best way to transfer 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 connected via USB). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa.
Organize edit and share your photos

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 20, 2014


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The 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 connected via USB). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa.
Organize edit and share your photos

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 19, 2014


This is probably THE most common failure among digital cameras. There's a halfway chance of fixing it yourself, described here: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 07, 2014


I have ever tried PhotoRetrieval and works pretty good.
But you should remember - the more you use your ixus camera before photo recovery, the less likely you may be able to recover the media files back! So STOP using the device ASAP.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Oct 22, 2013


Actually, the problem here is that there isn't enough pressure on the battery. You need to put a small piece of cardboard on the battery facing the door to the battery chamber. That will force the battery onto the contacts a bit more.
Give it a try. It should work. That's how I got rid of the same error message.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Apr 11, 2013


Make sure the battery is charged. Check the battery door switch and that the battery door fits tightly. You can see the door switch through a cutout in the door frame. It is very small. You can usually bypass it if it is broken. First you have to figure out if it is always on or always off when the door is open. If it is always on then just remove the switch. If it is always off (and turns on when the door is closed) then solder a wire to connect the switch's contacts so that the camera thinks the door is closed.

Note: this solution requires precision soldering and experience

Other possible causes: blown fuse (usually found near the DC in plug), main circuit failure

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Apr 11, 2013


SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Feb 18, 2013

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