Can't take pictures, camera says it's in DOCKING mode
I recently helped out my neighbor with her digital camera by placing her memory card into my HP Photosmart m425. She has a totally different camera, a Kodak to be exact. Well her memory card seemed to work in my camera, BRIEFLY. I removed her memory card long ago, I do not have one for my camera. But just recently when I tried to use it, now it won't let me take any pictures, it will only let me browse thru the menu and view pictures I've already taken. Could it be that I need to get my own memory card? Is it the brand of batteries?? HEEELP ! Thanks
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Re: Can't take pictures, camera says it's in DOCKING mode
It sounds like you may have filled the memory car with pictures, and to continue to use it you must delete those which are on the card. I download my pictures to the computer and then I can delete them from the card and start all over again with taking pictures. I may have misunderstood your problem, if so please excuse me!
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Hi vicki. The camera probably only displays the pictures in internal memory when there is no extra memory card in place, so you will be able to see them if you take it out and then switch the camera into its review mode. Hope this helps
It sounds like the photos are downloaded onto the pc... the access might mean that the memory card is empty. Turn the selector wheel on top of the camera to the mode that you take the photos on and try taking a picture. Make sure the card is in the right way first. Also the next time you download the photos just make a new folder on your desktop and label it photos. Insert the memory card open it and highlight one photo then press cntrl and A ...this will highlight all the photos in the folder then drag them to the new folder it will remove the photos from the card and place them in that folder on your pc. hope this helps
My Z760 does the same thing. When that happens I run the battery completely down by taking pictures until it shuts down. Then when I put it on the dock it charges properly. Don't leave your camera on the dock all the time and don't try to always keep the battery fully charged--instead it will develop memory and think it needs to be fully charged to run and will give you a low battery signal earlier than it should. Wait until you actually get a low battery signal before charging and it should help, but mine will still give me the red light sometimes. Then I run the battery out like I said before. I hope this information helps. :-)
I posted on July 16 with this flashing problem and played around and got mine working again.
Originally I would charge through the docking port. What I did was pull the charged rechargable batteries out of the camera and took the charging cable from the docking station and pluged it directly into the port on the side of the camera. The camera started working again. Then while the charging cable was pluged into the camera, I reinstalled the rechargable batteries. After installing the batteries I unpluged the charging cable and the camera still works. I have shot and downloaded from the camera pictures with no more problems. Use the docking for downloading pictures and the side port on the camera for recharging the batteries.
I do not know if this has anything to do with the original problem but I did not have any problems with this camera until I placed it on the docking station with non-rechargible batteries.
Hope this helps.
While taking pictures the camera suddenly said card locked! So I purchased a new card only to get the same error message. I tried my card in my neighbors camera and it was fine. I am a bit antsy about this matter being that I only had the camera for 6 months
You should have a white docking station that the USB cord connects to. You can also install a memory card and remove the card and place it in a memory card reader if you do not have the docking station.
Part Number for the Docking station is: (CS-DC1)
If you do not have the docking station, I would try to contact Canon to see if it is available or check the auction sites.
There may be a small reset-button hidden inside a small hole somewhere that you might push with a paperclip or something. Also make sure the connection plug on your camera isn't damaged. If some pins are shorted out it might fool the camera to believe it's still connected to the computer.