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This is indeed a bad autofocus that is causing the issue, your going to need to bring that into a camera shop and have it looked at. Now sometimes they can go into the camera and fix sometimes its a done deal. But that is what your going to need to do to take care of this issue.

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Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jun 17, 2010

try re-loading the software

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on May 20, 2010

The most likely cause (if the lens is clean) is that the focusing ring has jammed or is sticking due to dust, or it has become dislodged, and isn't moving. The focusing ring has tiny electromagnets on it, and it rotates as signals from the microprocessor control it. You can try a couple of things to fix it. First thing, is to spray some compressed air into the front lens area. This will often dislodge any dirt or sand that may have worked it's way inside. If that doesn't help, lay the camera on a towel or soft cloth, on the LCD side, with the lens facing up. Hold the camera firmly, and tap it gently with your palm of your hand somewhere where there aren't any switches. What we're hoping for here, is to jar the focusing ring, and make it reseat itself. Try it 2 or 3 times, then take a pictures, and check to see if the focus is restored. This method seems to work about 50% of the time, but if it doesn't, service will be required. There is a possibility that the ribbon connector from the focusing ring to the cpu board has become slightly ajar, and to reseat it, the camera will have to be disassembled. The lens assembly can be expensive to fix, laborwise, so make sure you get an estimate before having it serviced, if all else fails. Sometimes the cost of a new camera on sale is less than the cost of repair. Good luck, hope this helps.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on May 18, 2010

Get a card reader and your problems will be over.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on May 18, 2010


Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.

Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).

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Canon PowerShot... | Answered on May 18, 2010

Hi there it is a LCD problem. The LCD is damaged and replacement is the solution.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on May 13, 2010

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Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Apr 19, 2010

There is a little button on the side of the card that you can slide over to lock the chip so as to not to mistakenly delete anything on it.take the card out there is a small plastic knob on the side.slide it over and then put it back in the camera and that should solve the problem.hope this helps

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Apr 04, 2010

This is considered a no image problem. You can get help with this exact problem at: www.camerasandparts.com since they only specialize in service for the Canon Powershots. They have your exact model and exact problem right on the site so it's easy to have taken care of and have the camera serviced at the same time. Hope that helps, that site is amazing if you need help with a powershot. Good luck with it.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Apr 03, 2010

send it to a repair shop good luck!!:)

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Apr 02, 2010


This link will be helpful for you. Scroll down and you'll see date stamp along with pictures.


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Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 25, 2010

You may only need to format the card in the camera. This will erase it so download any pics first.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 22, 2010

If you tried to remove the card while it is reading or writing by mistake, it is normal that your card is damaged. First format the card and try to use it again. If the problem persist then change your card with new one.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 21, 2010

It will be somewhere in you play back settings.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 07, 2010

That shouldn't keep you from downloading your photos to the computer.

In fact, 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 or FireWire). 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.

There are also plenty of photo catalog software packages out there, some free, some not, that can transfer and catalog your pictures so you can quickly find pictures from Susie's birthday party, for example. Just do a google search for "photo catalog software".

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 03, 2010

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