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The focusing gear on that motor is stripped and the lens cannot focus. Not cost effective to repair. Canon will charge small fortune for the part and then the LABOR. Workiing on those small cameras is one royal PIA and labor intensive.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 02, 2017

Try a hard reset of camera electronics. Canon may have a hidden code to do this with. Suspect your electronics are fubar and you may have to go shopping since repair is not cost effective. Shame - good camera.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 01, 2017

Camera needs service

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 29, 2017

Try connecting it to a computer and then turning on the camera. For some reason that fixed it for mine.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 29, 2017

Can't help you this time but when you purchase anything you should have a note book and write all the information in it then you would not have this problem. A lot of people do not think of these things.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 29, 2017

So your power shot has gone south. Shame because they are really good cameras. Unless it is a very ex[pensive model repair is never cost effective.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 28, 2017

The repair was made some nine years ago. This suggests that the camera is way beyond its expected life span - retire it, and purchase another.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 23, 2017

So the pics vanished from the memory card, right? Perhaps you can insert the card to your computer and try a photo recovery tool on it. Give this app a try if you're a Mac user. Recover Digital Photo Music and Video on Mac OS

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 17, 2017

This is such a common fault that I hope you don't mind me pasting my stock generic answer below. No point in reinventing the wheel!

Stuck lenses are probably the most common reason that compact digital cameras get thrown away, but there's a fair chance of recovering use of your camera again

The fault is commonly caused by dirt or grit blocking the mechanism, or due to it having suffered a recent fall. Another common cause is that the camera was in a pocket or bag and the power button accidentally activated and tried to open the lens against resistance. The mechanism may have simply become dislodged or there may be parts which have broken.

If your camera is still under warranty and has definitely not been subject to misuse then contact the Canon service department in your country to find out about a free repair. If the warranty has expired though a professional repair will far exceed the cost of replacing your camera. You will therefore have nothing to lose by trying to fix this yourself.

Please click here and you will be taken to an excellent article provided by the Camera Repair website. For the most part, you'll be guided on how to physically manipulate your camera to try and clear the fault.

If the link doesn't work then cut and paste the following address into your browser:-

Good luck, I hope you manage to use this information to fix your camera. Please take a moment to rate the free answer I have provided for you.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 13, 2017

Liquids and electronics do not mix. Replace the camera

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

The exposure meter in your camera is underexposing due to the white background. Try adding up to two stops of positive exposure compensation. What you are seeing as blue is in fact grey - it may be an idea to calibrate your monitor as well.

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

You need to use 2100 mAH or 2300 mAh rechargeable batteries - alkaline batteries will not maintain the high level of power required.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 06, 2017

I would look at the connection ports. Sometimes dust,dirt gets in there..Try blowing air into the connectors. You can use you mouth breath but a small air compressor works better..But I wouldn't over do it with to much air pressure... My iPhone mic was dirty...No one could hardly hear me...I done this and now they hear me good...Worth a try...It could bent prongs in the port or a bad cable. Good luck.

Canon PowerShot ... | Answered on Aug 03, 2017

The Canon G9 has a problem where two screws in the top of the camera work themselves loose over time, then fall out and short out the fuse on what's called the DC/DC board.

This board needs to be replaced, both screws need to be found within the camera (if both fell out), and they need to be put back in place and held in with 'Locktite' so they don't fall out again.

If you do a Google search for "g9 no power repair" you will see in the #3 position Darntoothysam com, where you can have this repair performed for $85 total! This includes the part, installation, and return shipping of the camera.

If you want to do the repair yourself (no instructions included, sorry) you may purchase the part you need for $48 including shipping.

Hope this helps!

Thomas Drayton
Owner, Darntoothysam com

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 02, 2017

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