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I have a Canon G6
Sounds like a recent Windows update has altered settings. Reload the software and drivers for the G6.
https://www.canon.co.uk > Consumer Product Support > Consumer Products Support
Download drivers, software, firmware and manuals for your Canon product and get access to online technical support resources and troubleshooting.
on Mar 02, 2018
MacBook is not recognizing my Canon G6
Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.
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). 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, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use iPhoto or any other photo management program.
on Nov 20, 2014
I'm having problems downloading pictures
Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.
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. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.
on Dec 08, 2010
My Canon G6 strap got
The problem is 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.
these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.
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).
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.
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
Other than that , I would take the camera to a repair
center 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.
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.
on Oct 22, 2010
CANON G6 NOT WORKING at all - BATTERY CHARGED
My daughters camera had a very similar symptom, I'm an engineer and took a crack at it...what I found was a couple of things.
1. If all the doors are not completely closed nothing will come on..little safety mechanisms on battery/CF doors.
2. There was a broke (ribbon) connector on the LCD/Electronic viewfinder, still not sure if the very..very small copper traces are mis-aligned possibly causing a short or disconnected. But removing the ribbon cable allowed the camera to boot up and display on the top LCD panel.
3. She/someone had broken the internal parts of the rotary dial that is used to select the camera mode. So while it's powered up, not sure if it will take any pictures.
If you check/double check on the 1st item and don't have success. It's most likely due to something like the other two listed or moisture damage, etc.
It's spendy to take it to a shop for repair as they have a hefty overhead they have to cover. If you must have this one fixed, be prepared for a $100.00 bill more or less, you can buy used G6s for about the same amount. If you have a techie friend...let him have a crack at it..he may confirm what I told you for free or maybe just lunch, if he's a really good friend he may go the extra and try to locate replacement parts on the net. The best thing is the find another broken camera same model and give them both...see if he can make one out of two. I did this with one of my PDA phones.
on Oct 10, 2010
My Canon G6 will not
Does the LED light up at all? If so, what color is the LED?, does the LCD display on top show any settings, etc. There are a number of reasons why your camera may not boot up. If there is a short in the system, the controller/internal computer is smart enough not to allow current from the battery to kick on and thereby frying other parts. For example the LCD display that pops out to review shots or view what is being processed by the CCD. It's also possible that the dial that allows you to select different modes is broke/shorting multiple selection. Etc. Replacement parts are hard to come by and expensive....Typical cost of repair to a shop is probably more than the camera is worth, they have a hefty overhead to maintain.
The best thing is to find another similar camera/used or also broke and give them both to a 'Geek'/techie' friend. .He may enjoy the challenge and probably charge you very little..it's a gamble but at the moment you are sans camera
on Oct 10, 2010
When i switch on camera, the lens does not fully
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 ...
Unfortunately, many cameras that fall prey to this can only be corrected by professional repair. But, here are some things that you can do
that may correct it. They only seem to work for less than 40% of the lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty, they're worth a try.
on Oct 03, 2010
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