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My camera will not stay on

Problem (1) When I turn my camera on it will stay on until I mash the OK button in or to the right. problem (2) my view screen shuts off after I've taken about 3 pictures and I've bought new batteries and compact flash card

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SOURCE: Memory card problem

I had the exact same problem, and i had no luck finding a solution, so i was messing around with it, and i figured out what the issue was. Go to Menu and then to the SETUP option. When you scroll down there should be a USB option. Change it from Digital Camera to Disk Drive, and your computer/camera will register that it has a card in it!

Posted on Jun 01, 2007

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SOURCE: memory card problem

Assuming your camera acts like a removable drive when connected to the PC try the following.

  1. Right click the removable drive(your camera) in my computer and go properties>tools>error checking>tick both boxes>ok
  2. Wait till it finishes and check if you can now view the contents of the card. And copy to safe place straight away.
  3. Try to recover any deleted files or fragments of damaged files.
  4. Let me know if any of this works.


Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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SOURCE: HP 945 lens stuck out, red light on steady, white screen

Ok, here's a couple of long shots to try...
If there is a backup battery remove that also and let it sit for some time with the power switch in the on position (if it has one)
also check the battery contacts are clean. Refit both batteries and try again.

Beyond that unfortunately it sounds like a main board failure. If you have any warranty on the camera return it, if not its likely the cost of replacement would be fairly high but worth checking with HP.
If your handy and fancy a go at it yourself it may be worth opening it to check nothing has become dislodged, but this is unlikely. else pick up a faulty one off ebay, one with a broken LCD or lens and have a bash at swapping the main board out yourself.

Before opening a digital camera its recommended you let it sit for some time (like a week) with no batteries in. There ia a large capacitor (like a battery) which can be charged up to 300v if you touch the contacts or anything connected to it it really is like a shock from the mains.. I have been bitten many times...
This can damage the delicate parts within because of high voltages but more often because you almost always drop the darn thing..
Best of luck

Posted on May 26, 2008

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SOURCE: not turning on

The batteries probably need to be replaced. Be sure that any batteries seat properly and tightly. You may have to tape the battery door shut with strong tape to keep the contact tight. This type of damage is expensive to repair compared to the cost of the cameras. You can take it in and have it looked at, but be sure to get an estimate and then you can make an educated decision on whether to repair or replace it.

Best wishes to you and Thank you for using Fix Ya!

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a HP camera CW450t camera and cannot turn

Had the EXACT same problem with the CW450 model. I called support because I was mad and wanted it replaced. The support tech helped me through the issue. The answer is- NiMH. Alkaline batteries are unstable and not powerful enough for use with this camera even though the camera supports it. He asked me what I was using and I told him Alkaline. He said try some NiMH right now- by dumb luck, I had a charger in the wall with nickel batteries. This is what he had me do:
Put the NiMH batteries in. Take out your SD card. Turn on your camera. Go to options and go to memory kit and format. Go to options and do a factory reset by selecting Reset All. Turn off the camera. Put your memory card back in. Turn it back on and go crazy with it trying to take video and pictures.
I have been messing with it for an hour now and it works perfectly. He told me to test it for at least 2 days and if it still malfunctions they will send me a new one. If the fix I shared with you didn't work call them up and work with them. 1-866-694-7633 if you are under warranty they will replace it for you.

Posted on Feb 08, 2011

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I don't know how take a picture?

It's actually a lot easier than you'd think. You don't tell us what kind of camera you've got, but here are some general tips for beginners:

1. make sure the camera has charged batteries in it, and a memory card.
2. find the power button. It's probably on top, near the shutter "take a picture" button. Press and hold it until the camera comes on. It should show you the current 'view' on the screen.
3. If there's a selector dial on the top... turn it to the green one; that's 'easy shooting'.
4. fully press (squeeze) the button. Most kids who moan that 'it didn't take' it's because they only half pressed it. When it takes, the display will show the picture for a few seconds, before going back to the live view.
5. to see your picture, find a button that has the little triangle icon pointing right, like a 'play' button.
6. to go back to taking pictures, press the shutter button again
7. to turn it off, press the power button until it turns off

If that doesn't work for you, tell us what kind of camera you have. That'll make it easier (just a bit!)

Mar 26, 2011 | Digital Cameras


Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Off Fix Does your Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns On...

Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Off Fix


Does your Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns On Then Turns Off right away?
Does your Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Itself Off with new AA batteries in it?

Many of these Kodak EasyShare Z740 cameras that shuts off right away and will not stay on, will actually stay on if you select FAVORITES to view pictures, but just flash back and turn off if set to auto or camera mode. Try this.

If the lens cannot extend, the camera will turn itself off. You can try giving the camera a thump with the heel of your hand, but I would recommend servicing the camera rather than smashing a delicate digital instrument. After trying the steps below, a last chance alternative that works for some people is to grab and actually PULL the lens out as it tries to extend itself. Again, its delicate; if you can afford it, maybe pay for servicing before hitting and pulling on your camera.

However, before servicing your Kodak Z740 try this fix:

  1. Hold down the Time/Ascending Folder button (the button under OK on the circular panel)
  2. While holding that down, press and hold the ON/OFF button.
  3. The camera may turn itself on and stay on this time, acting normally again.

If this doesn't work for your try this:

  1. Hold down the '>' button (the one that brings you to picture review)
  2. While holding that down, press and hold the ON/OFF button.
  3. The camera may turn itself on and stay on this time, acting normally again.
If that doesn' t work, try again with the 'Trashcan' button, and ON/OFF button.

I hope that helps.
Kodak EasyShare Z740 Manual Download

on May 01, 2010 | Digital Cameras

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I have a Phillips Photo frame model SPF3410/G7. How do I delete images? Is there a way to delete all images?


(Deleting Photos)

1. Press the RETURN button four times. (This is the button that appears to have a half box with an arrow coming out of it.)
2. Using your LEFT or RIGHT arrow buttons, scroll to FILE and press the OK button. **Now you should have a split screen view. File names on the left, and a small thumbnail view of the selected file name on the right.
3. Scroll down until the photo you want to delete shows as a small thumbnail to the right of the split screen view.
4. Press the LEFT arrow button until the small icon to the LEFT of the file name changes colors.
5. Once this is done, press the RIGHT arrow to display the delete menu.
6. Scroll to DELETE and press the OK button
**You may have to press the OK button again to confirm your selection.
**This photo should now be deleted and you can proceed to the next photo for deletion.
Move on to the next picture and repeat steps 1 - 6.

Dec 25, 2010 | Digital Cameras

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Camera wont turn on

If you bought the camera in January, it's still under warranty for a year. When you get home call 1-800-OK-CANON to arrange warranty repair. They're usually very good about it, and will try to make things right.

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Language setup

In viewing mode, not camera mode

1. Turn the mode wheel until you the see the green arrow(just above the movie mode)
2, Turn on the camera
3. press "menu/OK"
4. There are four tabs, goto "SET(option)"
5. push up to "SETUP" and hit "OK"
6. Push down 8 times
7. Push right until it says "ENGLISH"

Hope this helps

Mar 08, 2009 | Fuji FinePix A310 Digital Camera

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My sony cyber shot wont power up if i want to take a photo or video but it will power up if i want to view previous pics

I talked to Sony Support and found a solution for it =)

Just Reset The Camera!

To Do this

1 .Turn on Camera
2. Press Menu Button
3. Go to Setup 1
4. Go to Initialize
5. Press the Right arrow (The One with the Flower on it)
6. Go to ok and press ok (on the Camera)

Now turn on the camera!

It should work

Nov 29, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W5 Digital Camera

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Card not initialized

Kyle850. I have a fujifilm finepix camera myself, and just recently had the same problem. The camera worked fine until one day I turned it on to take a picture and there was the "card not initialized" message. To fix the problem, just turn on your camera, push the menu button and use the right/left arrow buttons near the zoom button in the top left corner of the camera. Push the right arrow button until you come to the "option" window in the camera's view finder and use the "up" function of the zoom to highlight the "set-up" window. Press "ok", and use the right arrow button scoll over to the "2" tab and press the ok button again. Then use the "up/down" function of the zoom button to scroll down to the "format" tab. Press ok button again and use the "left" button near the zoom in and out button to highlight the "ok" option in the format window. By pressing the ok button here, it will reformat and reinitialize your picture card. If you do have pics already on your pic card, you may want to take your pic card to a photo center and see about recovering these pics before you go through the reformat process because there is a good chance that when you reformat your pic disk any pics on it will be gone. Good luck. SG

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Yes and in several methods as below listed. Since your posting refers to a generic problem for all digital cameras and not only an Olympus FE-230, some of the settings may have a different nomenclature or button name.
1. When you download pictures to you PC, rather than copy, select move; or
2. If you want to erase one picture at a time from the camera - press on the power button, then menu button, once menu is displayed, arrow down/up, you will be asked to erase the picture displayed, select yes/no by up/down, then press OK (menu button); or
3. If you want to erase all contents of the memory card of the camera - press on the power button, then menu button, once menu is displayed, arrow right, down to select card, right to select card setup, right to enter card setup, arrow down to select format or erase all, OK. Erase all just erases the files, format erases all and re-initialize the memory card; or
4. Remove memory card from camera and insert into a memory card reader attached to USB of your PC. The memory from the camera will be treated as a removable device and you can view, move, copy, delete/erase, format. This option seems to be most effective in viewing all contents under Windows Explorer with the view setting set to Thumbnail.
5. Connect the camera via the supplied cable to any USB port of your PC. The camera will be treated as a removable device and you can view, move, copy, delete/erase, format. This option seems to be most effective in viewing all contents under Windows Explorer with the view setting set to Thumbnail.

Specifically for an Olympus FE-230:
1. Press the < or > buttons to display the picture you want to erase;
2. Press the trash can button (bottom right);
3. Press the UP button to select [YES], press OK;


To erase all:
1. Press the MENU button to display the top menu in playback mode;
2. Select [ERASE], [ALL ERASE], and press OK;
3. Select [YES], and press OK

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Nov 08, 2007 | Digital Cameras

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Camera Frozen


I tried Option No.1 successfully when my Panasonic DMC-FZ7K froze once:

Option No1:

1. Try turning the camera on with the battery inserted.

2. Now remove the battery while the camera is on.

3. Flip the switch on the camera to off, then insert a fully charged battery. (Make sure that the battery's orientation is correct. Also make sure that the battery being used is not damaged).

4. Now flip the camera's switch to ON again.
Option No. 2:

If you can open the Setup menu then the camera can be reset which might help:

Turn on the camera.

1. Press MENU SET.

2. Press the left arrow button.

3. Press the down arrow button.

4. Press the right arrow button.

5. Now, press the up arrow button several times until the menu item named RESET is highlighted. Push the right arrow button and then select and set YES when the camera asks to be reset.

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Unable to take Pictures

So, you're using Ni-MH batteries already, once you've turned it on and then you have to press on the PLAY button to view pictures, i need you to double check the battery type option of your camera by doing the steps below:

- Press MENU
- Scroll to the right until you are in SETUP 2
- Go down to Battery Type
- Switch it over to Ni-MH (for Rechargeable batteries)
- Select Alkaline (for Non-rechargeable batteries)
- Press MENU/OK for changes to be saved

Turn off camera for a few seconds so settings will be refreshed.
Turn on camera without pressing on the PLAY button to double check if it works.

If it does not work still, try to turn on again camera and immediately press on PLAY button to view pictures. Try to press again on PLAY button so you'll be on the mode to
take a picture.

If it still does not work, can you please try Non-rechargeable batteries (Alkaline) with your camera if it won't work with the Nickel-metal Hydride (Ni-MH) Rechargeable batteries.

Make sure you have set properly the battery type of the camera under SETUP 2 for Alkaline.

Turn off camera for a few seconds so settings will be refreshed.

Turn on camera without pressing on the PLAY button to double check if it works.

If it does not work still, try to turn on again camera and immediately press on PLAY button to view pictures. Try to press again on PLAY button so you'll be on the mode to
take a picture.

If it still won't work, then you have to send the camera for Repair.

Register camera online:
- Go to
- Click on Customer Service
- Register under Option 2 Box
- Fill out the required info
- Read instructions
- If website asked you to upload a receipt, just skip that
step and leave it blank
- Take note of the ASC address and online ticket number
that will be generated at the last step
- Turn-Around-Time will be 7-14 business days

Do the following:
- Include a copy of receipt in the box to avail of the warranty
- If you don't have any receipt, include a copy of credit/debit card statement/cancelled check that was used to purchase the camera
- Exclude all accessories when sending camera for repair
(No batteries, memory card, strap, cables, manual, CD)
- Write the online ticket number on top of the box
- Use another box and sealed it properly to avoid damages during shipment
- Check repair status using Online your zip code and phone number as you proceed on the Repair status of the website

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