I can barely tun the option wheel on the back of the Canon G9. Great camera for 1 1/2 years. Was in windy environment this summer with some blowing sand but still functioned fine over Christmas. Now try to set manual distance or change shutter speeds and it's almost impossible to turn the wheel.
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Re: stuck/sticky option whell
I had this problem as well, I used a q-tip and rubbing alcohol to fix mine. I removed the batteries and used the q-tip to drop a few drops of alcohol into the wheel, and worked it back and forth befor the alcohol evaporated.. it worked for me.
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That's a typical power problem in this camera, it probably has a short from some loose screws inside. This is a common thing on your model, you can just have it fixed and the screws inside the camera corrected so they can't come loose on their own again. The site that does the service on the Canon Powershots that is wonderful is: www.camerasandparts.com They only work on the Canons and they are terrific for service on these. They don't charge much at all and they include the correction to the screws that come loose on all G9's when they service them. Good luck having it fixed up, that site is where many people go for help with this power problem on the G9's
Camera most likely has a short inside, it happens from loose screws on these cameras. You'll need to get it fixed and it's good to do the correction to the screws inside once repaired. The shop that is great for these is: www.camerasandparts.com They only work on Canon Powershot's and they are wonderful for help with these. For $89, they do the repair, the service on the camera and the internal no power correction at the same time, they even cover the cost of the shipping back. They know these cameras well, if you need help with it, they're great for these cameras. Good luck with the problem on yours.
When my former wife arrived from a European trip, she was very upset because suddenly the Canon G9 I had lent her wouldn't open. It was right before Christmas too. I immediately went on line and found Cameras and Parts which was highly recommended by others. After having an unproductive conversation with Canon in which they claimed their was not a general problem with the G9, I contacted Cameras and Parts. I'm happy to report that the camera was fixed in no time and cost about half of what Canon wanted - plus it was refurbished and works great. So you might try Cameras and Parts.
Yes there are a lot of good shops, one place that is great for these is: www.camerasandparts.com since they not only fix the problem but they include the fix automatically for that common screw problem on the G7 and the G9 models. They have the fix for this on their site and it's under $100 which cover everything, the service for the camera, a warranty on the whole camera, and shipping back. They do excellent quality repairs and powershots are all they work on. Hoping that helps.
Common no power problem on the G9, you just need to get it serviced. There's a great site that only services the Powershots, they're amazing when it comes to servicing these models. On the G9, they do a fix in the camera so the short never happens again which is great, plus they service up the rest of the camera. They don't charge much and they're amazing if you need help with a Powershot. Try them, their site is: camerasandparts.com Good luck, that's the best place if you need help with a Powershot problem.
Lots of people go through this on the G9. Certain screws inside often come loose inside and short out the camera leaving it with no power. A great place to service these is: www.camerasandparts.com All they work on are the Canon Powershots and they do excellent work. It's $89 through them for the parts / labor to fix this, and they service up the camera at the same time when it's being repaired, plus they cover the shipping going back. On the G9's, they also do some correction inside the camera so that the screws don't come loose again inside and cause this problem. If you need to have it fixed, they're the place for this G9 problem.
I EASILY FIX'D THIS PROBLEM & FOUND OUT I CAN DO SOOOOO MUCH WITH SHOOTING VIDEO'S! I DID A GOOGLE SEARCH & CAME ACROSS THIS ADVICE.......TURN THE TOP DIAL ONTO VIDEO ON TOP OF CAMERA. THEN TURN DIAL ON RIGHT SIDE & YOU WILL SEE DIFFERENT SCREENS SUCH AS BLK & WHITE, VIVID COLORS, FAST OR SLOW SPEED; I TURNED MINE TO AUTO & PRESSED FUNC BUTTON IN CENTER OF WHEEL & I WAS BACK TO SHOOTING IN NO TIME........HOPE THIS HELPS!!
i got the exactly same problem!!
i bought it on 16th/Feb, next day,17/Feb not more than 20 pictures i took, the issue comes (lens won't action while shift the zoom lever, but it's working ok while switch on and off the camera)
so i bing it to the shop with my angry, they just said to me that you must dropped the camera.
--but i sware i didn't !!!
now they took the camera to Canon base for the exam...