20 Most Recent Canon PowerShot A40 Digital Camera - Page 6 Questions & Answers

it could be a software problem. if the camera doesn't get the battery's information this will occur the center terminal of the battery must be clean, similarly the contact inside the camera.
if it works for a little while, try to reset to default manner.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Feb 10, 2016

it is for just a safety, no other cameras have this, when the b/lid open it will disconnect the battery power.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Feb 10, 2016

An odometer usually indicates a distance traveled. This may be showing if you've got GPS enabled.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Feb 06, 2016

I'm assuming that the camera has worked properly in the past and that this is a new issue. You've replaced the batteries with fully charged ones and they are the correct, recommended batteries. I ask because some prefer Alkaline, some Lithium, some rechargeable, etc. Also ensure that the individual battery output power as listed on the battery, is in line with your camera's requirements. Your owner's manual will provide this information.
If everything is correct and you still have same issue, it could be that the camera's internal computer has gone bad. Contact customer service and even if you no longer have a valid warranty, they can still refer you to one of their authorized service centers.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Dec 14, 2015

It works just the same as you view your photos, only the video clip will show player buttons at the bottom. Use the left/ right and select buttons of the camera to play the video clips.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Dec 02, 2015

Is it powering on? Try to change battery.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 06, 2015

Sounds like you ISO setting (the 'film' speed) is set WAY too high. The brightness outdoors is causing the camera to not be able to expose correctly within the parameters of lens aperture and shutter speed. Try setting the ISO at 200.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Oct 04, 2015

The time limit is set because the image sensor in the camera heats up. You need to give it some time to cool between shots. The record time is set so permanent damage will not happen to the image sensor. Sorry. That time cannot be changed.

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

If the camera is older than 4 years old you can not use a large memory card in it. Try using a 2 gig card. That is the only fix that does not need a professional.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 15, 2015

Initially try cleaning the contacts on the lens and the camera. Gently rub over them with a pencil eraser.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 29, 2015

Check the battery? Battery contacts?

If good and no turn on, the electronics have gone bad.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 21, 2015


Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jun 17, 2015

I would not try myself. It is likely to require very delicate connections. If you don't care about using the camera, then go ahead. If you care, see what a repair job will cost.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on May 28, 2015

The software depends on the camera being plugged into the computer, and having the camera turned on.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on May 28, 2015

I would suggest starting with the manufacturer's website. I would also suggest that you include your make and model in your question, if you did type it in, it did not come through with the question. Without that info, we would just be guessing as to what you need.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on May 13, 2015

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