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A630 clicks and wont take picture. Stays in preview mode.

OK. Im not sure how to explain this. My A630 will not take a picture. When you put the selector on "camera" it clicks sometimes and the lcd screen goes back to the preview mode (if that is what you call it) as if the selector was stuck to the left (but its not). This happens no matter what dial setting the camera is on, even movie mode. I put fresh batteries, wiped the terminals with a clean cloth, replaced the memory card, etc. In preview mode (if thats what it is called), everything seems fine. I can see my pictures on the card and scroll through them ok. Any ideas would help because I need the camera this weekend.

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  • bguzzo Oct 02, 2008

    Thank you Vince but what I mean is that I put the camera in normal "camera" mode to take a picture but it will not take a picture. The camera can't take pictures because in camera mode or preview mode it seems to be stuck in preview mode. If you push the button to take a picture, nothing happens. When the selector is on "camera" to take a picture, the pictures on my memory card appear on the lcd screen. Sometimes they start scrolling, sometimes the camera starts making a clicking noise, but the camera cant take a picture.

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    When I try and change my camera to th ecamera mode from preview it stays in preview mode. It will not change to the camera mode to ket you take a picture.

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Do you mean you are expecting it to show the photo that you just took for a few seconds before it goes back to preview mode? There's a menu setting which I think is called "Picture Review" and you can set it for something like 0, 2 seconds, 5 seconds, something like that.

I hope that was it.

-Vince

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

  • Vince Patron Oct 03, 2008

    Hi bguzzo, sounds like the selector switch isn't working correctly. Sounds like it's time for factory repair or if you're really handy with taking apart these things, you can try dissassembling it and cleaning the switch contacts of the selector switch. Sounds like some gunk got onto that particular contact, especially if you got it wet or have it in a dusty environment.

    I've taken apart a Canon SD550 and it's sure has lots of tiny parts! Good luck,

    -Vince




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