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Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Oct 30, 2011


THE LENS ARE BLOCKED.
Turn OFF the camera
1.- Softly push the lens
2, Softly PULL the lens while Turn ON the camera

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Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 20, 2011


Lens errors are fairly common. 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 ...
Here are some troubleshooting steps that you can try that may (or may not) correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty (or repair cost approaches that of the camera), they're worth that try. Some of the later steps do involve some risk to the camera, so carefully weigh your options before deciding to conduct them.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 17, 2011


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about How toget a Digital Camera Lens to work again

Steps toRepair a Digital Camera Lens
heatman101

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 14, 2011


This function isn't provide in this model to all MODE; just the EXIF (Exchangeable Image File) data contain this information like "internal information file details".

This function can only be set in Postcard Mode... press Func., scroll down to the bottom, then across to the mountains with clock icon, then set. Now press menu, scroll down to date, and set date or date and time, then menu again; or... push the FUNC SET button and then scroll down the column on the left of your viewfinder until you come to the one with the letters M1 M2 M3 S, etc to the right. Then select the one called Postcard 1600x1200, by scrolling to the right. Your camera is then in the post card mode. You can then go to the date stamp in the menu and your camera will not skip over it any longer.

Hope helps.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 14, 2011


Hi

There is no cable to replace, you just replace the entire front half of the body of the camera. It's about a $25 part with shipping and I can add it to our website for you.

Thomas Drayton
Owner, Darntoothysam.com
Affordable Digital Camera Repair

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 13, 2011


Hello

Thank you for using FIXYA!!!

This is a suggestion. If you do not feel comfortable trying it, you will need to take the unit to your nearest service centre. Feel free to let me know if you need any assistance.

The problem might be that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair centre for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

Regards
Andrea

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 08, 2011


take out the memory card look on the left hand side of it and it might say in little letters lock and theres a little thing that moves up and down and then move it the other way to lock or unlock.
IF THE SLIDER IS MISSING, put a little piece of tape over the area where the slider should be, this allows the reader to read it again. 9_2_2011_3_23_49_pm.jpg

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 02, 2011


Ask for batteries with at least 2000mAh.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 31, 2011


Open your battery door. See this picture. Notice the little door saying CR1220? Pry it open with your fingernail. The enclosed CR1220 battery is the camera's "watch" battery for time and date. Sounds like it may be "time" for a replacement. Take the battery to your local drugstore to purchase a replacement. Don't know why, but drugstores seem to have this battery at a more reasonable price (~$3) than W-Mart or other retail store (~$7).

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 21, 2011


Hello

Thank you for using FIXYA!!!

This is a suggestion. If you do not feel comfortable trying it, you will need to take the unit to your nearest service centre. Feel free to let me know if you need any assistance.

The problem might be that the lens has become stuck in the barrel. There are some DIY solutions you could try, but the probability is that you will have to get it fixed by a professional.

Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

Try holding the shutter button while switching on the camera.

Look at the lens , and if some of the lens 'circles' is misaligned or not concentric then try wiggling it (while holding camera lens down).

Try gently pushing or pulling the lens when it extends but this is risky as it may cause the lens barrel to slip out of its guidance system.

Another way to do this is to place the camera lens down on a hard surface and then power it up. Be sure to use a soft cloth or something similar as to not scratch your lens or casing. Let the lens push the camera up and down a few times and sometimes the little resistance provided by the camera is enough to get things going again.

Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair centre for a evaluation to see if it would cost more to repair than to replace the camera.

If it is still under warranty I would suggest you take it in before trying any of these steps and remove any off-brand batteries or accessories as some stores are really fussy about warranty repairs on camera's with non-brand accessories.

You can also have a look at THIS link.

Hope the advise is useful. please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any further assistance. Also, please be so kind to let me know if you found this helpful.

Regards
Andrea

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 19, 2011


Lens errors are fairly common. 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 ... Here are some troubleshooting steps that you can try that may (or may not) correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty (or repair cost approaches that of the camera), they're worth that try. Some of the later steps do involve some risk to the camera, so carefully weigh your options before deciding to conduct them:

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 19, 2011


Having gone over two months without a response to my query, I assume my suggestion to use a card reader eliminated the problem.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 16, 2011


Firstly I'm sorry to have to ask this but do you have a memory card inserted?
if so Try Formatting the memory card on your computer go to my computer / computer and right click on your memory card in the drop down menu select format itll ask for file type select FAT (File Allocation Table) and click start
If this does not work try buying a new memory card as yours is probably no good
if this still does not work the card reader on the camera is malfunctioning and should be repaired

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 16, 2011


Having gone over two months without a response to my query, I assume my suggestion to use a card reader solved the problem.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 10, 2011


Unprotect the picture first. Press the playback button (the right-pointing triangle), then select the key icon from the menu. Details are in the "Protecting images" section of the manual (page 71 in my copy). If you need a manual, you can download one from
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_a_series/powershot_a560#BrochuresAndManuals


http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/
consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_a_series/
powershot_a560#BrochuresAndManuals

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 03, 2011


You probably need to reinstall the camera drivers either from a cd or a download from the manufacture's website.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jul 28, 2011


There is either corrosion on the mainboard of the camera or on the cable for the LCD screen/backlight. Either way nobody will try and repair it for you once they open it and see the corrosion, sorry.

Liquid exposure = death. Solution? Use the viewfinder. Wish I had a better answer.

Thomas Drayton
Owner, Darntoothysam.com Digital Camera Repair

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jul 25, 2011


No, the Canon A560 does not have any internal memory, you must use a memory card.

Thomas Drayton
Owner, www darntoothysam com Digital Camera Repair

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jul 22, 2011


Hi,

Checkout this tip about digital camera error messages


Lens Errorfix for Digital Camera

heatman101

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jul 16, 2011

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