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Cannon SD630 freezing up

It turns on, but can't get menu or can't take pictures. It's acting like its frozen. Sent it in twice to be repaired and evary year for the last 3 years, it does the same thing.

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  • shelleycurra Dec 27, 2008

    Someone mentioned tapping it on a table top so I did that, and sure enough, it fixed the problem. Maybe it's just a temporary fix, but it's working now. STRANGE!!

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Tapped in on the table and it started working...go figure!!

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What do pictures taken at night/poor light look like ?? if they are an improvment ,
your Exposure/Auto-Light/White Balance settings may be horribly configured.

Firstly I'd try Resetting the camera to default settings by using the settings menu .
>Menu >Settings >Reset default settings

This should eliminate poor settings as a suspect for the problem.




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