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Canon A720 won't shoot

I have power - when i depress the button to shoot it has a clicking sound but will not take a picture.

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  • mm_weinberg Jan 14, 2009

    I had already cleared the memory card.

  • mm_weinberg Jan 14, 2009

    Re-seating the card worked! - Thanks!!

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That is not a matter of settings.

To reset settings you just remove the battery, ensure the wheel selector is on camera mode, and on restart use the camera Settings menu with reset to factory settings option.

When it does not shot like that it is likely an hardware fault.

A technician must take apart completely the external casing to get to the switch contact, test them , and solder back or replace switch button, that you can buy calling Canon.

If you do it yoursel you risk to transform your camra into a bunch of bits and screws. Better having the job done at a repair shop.

To give you an idea here is disassembly for Powershot A70.

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Try formatting the camera check ur settings of the camera

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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    nematics Jan 10, 2009

    Have you tried removing the batteries then putting them back in? Also reseat the memory card in the camera.

    Even still it sounds like physical issue with the camera

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Have you tried removing the batteries then putting them back in? Also reseat the memory card in the camera.

Even still it sounds like physical issue with the camera. Eve the above does not work let me know.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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    Rob Houg Jan 09, 2009

    Good idea or try a different memory card.

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Please check does memory card has free space to store pictures.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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    Shahid Electronics Jan 14, 2009

    Please format memory card through camera menu format / erase option and try to take picture.



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