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The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error. They won't work for all cases, but they're worth a try if the camera's no longer under warranty:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jul 11, 2019


Downloaded disc to computer, computer tells connection can not be astablished. When I check the computer evrythings in there. I also took everything out and reloaded it. Computer isn't old and I have window xp. Help me please.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on May 10, 2018


Liquids and electronics do not mix. Replace the camera

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


Two possible solutions.

1. Apple users have reported that the switch on the memory cards performs the file lock function in either extreme positions Lock/Unlock. In some cases they have achieved success in centering the Lock/Unlock switch allowing access to the read/write operation of the memory card

2. Connect to PC
Access drive via windows explorer
Right click on drive (MEMORY CARD)
Select properties
Confirm that RO (Read Only) is not selected.
Selected RO
Try reading card
Repeat properties un-select RO
Try deleting files

If not successful card is likely defective

Hope this helps?

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Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 12, 2017


On the back of the camera where the( Func. Set )button is located, there is a (Clock symbol/icon) below it, press that and you should see a display on your camera screen giving you how many seconds delay you want before it takes a photo. Choose the amount of seconds you want and press (Func. Set), now press the shutter button and you should hear a beep count down.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Feb 12, 2015


try prolific usb to serial driver, check comport on you're pc if it's equall to the equipment you want to use! com1 on old pc's is the mouse, com2 was in the past the modem port, older equipment won't go further as com 2

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 25, 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 18, 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 ( http://picasa.google.com )

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 23, 2014


remove the battery and let dry out good. I could work.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 22, 2014


Maybe.
Did you fish it out immediately, removed the batteries, rinsed it in fresh water, then let it dry thoroughly before even thinking about trying to turn it on? If so, it MIGHT work again after being dried. Otherwise you may as well give it a good funeral and get a new camera.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 22, 2014


Either the motor has failed on the lens or the lens is blocked from moving, either because of a broken part or debris lodged in the mechanism somewhere. If removing the battery from the camera for 30-60 minutes to allow it to reset doesn't cure the issue and you can't see any debris or damage to the lens area you'll most likely need to send it in for repairs.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 14, 2014


Do you REALLY need a driver?

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 ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jun 22, 2014


The lens error message is often the "kiss of death" for these cameras. If the camera was dropped or bumbed hard while the lens was extended it has internal damage that not likely can be fixed. However, sometimes sand and dirt are the problem and I got lucky fixing one with an air compressor. First install fully charged batteries. Push the little button in front of the camera, it is low and next to the lens, and remove the aluminum ring that goes around the lens. Start smacking the camera on a semi hard surface like a phone book, hitting it on the camera corners and edges, but careful not to hit the corner of the camera hard where the battery door is, battery door breaks easily. Have access to an air compressor, canned air is not powerful enuf. You will need a small air tip, like a trigger operated air blower with small diameter tip. Blow compressed air thru and around all the thin little slots around the lens, alternating smacking the camera while attemting to turn it on. If sand particles are locking the lens, hopefully this will clear it. Good Luck.

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

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