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A200 faulty selector switch
Same thing happened mine. Take out battery and leave camera for a few weeks until internal cell goes flat. Switch to "stills" mode and put battery back in. You will need to reset the date and time. LEAVE SWITCH IN "STILLS" mode for ever more.
on Sep 26, 2014
Shutter-release button doesn't work
The manual only can give two reasons why the camera would not take pictures.
One, there is no memory card placed.
Two, the memory card is full.
You are sure you have placed a working empty memory card.
If you did save all the pictures on the memory card to a computer, try formatting the card in the camera.
When you are pressing the shutter release button half, does the camera say it is focused correct? light bottom corner of the display.
Your camera has a setting to take pictures with a remote control. Did you put the camera in that setting? Read page 76 of the manual.
on Jan 16, 2014
My DiMage A200 will not turn on??? The battery is
I have the same problem with my DImageA200 camera, wich won't turn on tried several batteries also checked the batteries by try running a small electrical motor MABUCHI 540 HS on them and it did run. So the batteries are not the problem, i then proceeded to dismantle the camera and battery holder thinking it could be oxide/corrosion but it check out and then i checked every component in the power distribution board no sign of fault. I remeber there wasn't any need for power when connecting the camera as a usb flash mem so i went and did that. No response at all from the cameras card reader. It seems that the CPU board is broken. By the way if anyone is thinking of dismantling the camera and haven't done any camera repair before, i advice against it! The flat cables and the component are so beyond imagine small and frail that you most certainly would damage them, i did it because i have experience of serviceing numerous home electronics. So to all that have the same problem, either buy a new camera or send it to a repairshop capable to order replacement components.
on Jan 11, 2013
Can't get pictures off my camera. It says I have to format the disk before use. I have no card reader, so how can I remove them?
If you can connect an USB cable to your camers and then plug the cable into the USB port of your computer, it may see the camera and menory card as an external storage device and you maybe able to open the folsers on the memory card to download the photos.
If this does not work the you need an USB reader, (they are not expensive).
When you use an USB memory card reader and still have difficulty in retrieving your photos then -
Recuva (pronounced"recover") is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that havebeen accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied fromthe Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted byuser error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bringback files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes andviruses!
- Simple to use interface - just click 'Scan' and choose the files you want to recover
- Easy to use filter for results based on file name/type
- Simple Windows like interface with List and Tree view
- Can be run from a USB thumb drive
- Restores all types of files, office documents, images, video, music, email, anything.
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on Mar 24, 2012
It's a very common problem which seems to eventually affect all A1's and A2's eventually. My sixth one failed yesterday.
The fault is a tiny crack on an internal flexible circuit board, the bad news is that there is no easy or lasting fix.
The best you can do is to undo the two small screws underneath the viewfinder and remove the lower cover. You'll see the flexible pcb immediately and the break occurs in one or both outermost electrical tracks below the blue or yellow tape in the lower r.h. corner. If you turn the camera on and gently manipulate the pcb you can often get it to work again, but to prevent it reoccurring too quickly you'll need to fix the viewfinder in the lowered position permanently. Unfortunately, a knock can just as easily stop it from working again and the damage does eventually progress to other electrical tracks.
The only proper fix is to replace the pcb, but it's no longer available and you have to dismantle the camera completely to do so and it's not an easy job. If you can find an old stock replacement pcb then you'll see that KM never resolved the issue: it's exactly the same as the old one and will fail in time. I found this out the hard and expensive way.
on Jan 06, 2012
I am getting system error when trying to take a
If the camera have limitation on memory capacity and this 8GB memory is larger than the limitation, the camera may can't read the memory.
Or the problem came from the formatting process. What kind of formatting did you use, FAT or FAT32? Sometimes a gadget can only read one of this format, FAT or FAT32. Maybe you can try to reformat with different type of formatting. For example, if you have formatted this card with FAT then this time try to format it with FAT32.
Hope this help and be kind to rate this answer.
on Jan 06, 2011
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