Once my camera warms up, the zoom control becomes sticky. After moving this control to the right or left, it should immediately move back to the centre position once released. It moves back too slowly resulting in the lens continuing to move in or out. In addition, the shutter button (part of the same control) sometimes sticks. I assume that something was spilled into the control at some time. I've removed the screws releasing the control but there is nothing obviously wrong to the naked eye.
Before I take it in for a potentially costly repair, is there anything I can spray in the mechanism that may clear the problem but not harm the circuitry?
Thanks in advance.
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In all Canon PowerShot and IXUS series cameras date and time can be stamped on the photos shot in Post Card Size, to set the Camera into this mode do the following:
On Camera in Shooting mode (Live view is visible on LCD)
Press Function/Set button once
From right-left move to the Post Card Size
Press Function/Set again.
Now, Press Menu Button
From up-down move down
On Stamp Date (Option Name written, Visible on the Right top Corner of Screen)
From right-left move and select you want only Date or Date and Time both.
Press Menu again
Now, you are ready.
The scrolling wheel around the four-way controller is ideal for moving through images at different rates. Turn it aggressively and the display switches to several shots on the screen at once, which works surprisingly well in moving through a full memory card.
Pushing the zoom lever right magnifies the image in stages, up to 10x. Moving in the other direction offers two levels of thumbnail views followed by an 'event index' that organizes photos based on time and date taken.
My camera did the same....it turned out to be a sticking zoom switch. With the camera turned OFF... move the zoom button ON TOP ( above the view finder) of the camera to the left and right about 20 or 30 times... then turn the camera on and try it.... very simple... but it worked for me :o)
Try moving down, and then moving up. Similarly, try moving the opposing directions for left and right. If there is no way to go in a certain direction, on a certain screen, it will appear that the button isn't working. I think you can solve it now. I have faith in you.
Some time Zoom switch knob got broken internally and resulted the problem as you have with this camera. You can replace upper part of camera with following part number.. A-1246-250-A CABINET UPPER(240),BLOCK ASSY
It is an easy job to replace above part. Part available in Parts Store for $24
I have owned three Kodak cameras, the last and recent one being the M1063. They all three developed the same problem within two months of ownership....."zoom lens will move in or out depending on original position(gets stuck in out position), and camera beeps, then turns off."
It was always sand/dirt/dust in the zoom section.
Hold the camera in your right hand, as if you are going to take a picture and gently tap the left side of camera against the hard, lower part of your palm.
You might have to do it a couple of times and you might have to be a little more than gentle. Just don't bang it hard directly on the LCD screen, just the left edge.