I set my SD400 to Shooting or Camera Mode, then turn power on: the monitor displays turned on w/ default view, but the lens cover remains closed. After about three seconds I got 6 beeps, then it shut itself down after another few seconds. The Playback mode works correctly; I can view all of my pictures currently in memory card.
I couldn't find anywhere (user guide and other docs) that describes what those 6 beeps indicates. I believe someone posted same issue (except he/she got 3 beeps).
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Re: lenc cover will not open
This can be caused by several different situations.
Most commonly the camera has experienced some kind of impact which knocks an element out of alignment, preventing the lens from rotating normally. Symptoms of this include:
*you may hear no mechanical sound at all when the camera is turned on
*you may see visibly mis-aligned components of the lens
*you may hear a loud "snap snap" sound as the camera tries to move the lens when the camera is powered on
The second most common cause is a particle of sand getting stuck in the focus motor drive gears. This prevents the focus element from moving normally and causes the camera to shut off to prevent damage to the lens assembly. Symptoms of this include:
*A loud "buzzing" sound when the camera is turned on, followed by the beeping and shutdown.
Finally the third most common cause of this problem is a broken tooth on the zoom motor drive gears. Symptoms of this include:
*the sound of the running motor with a regular "click click click" sound for several seconds. This will not be a "snap snap" sound, that is a different problem.
*the lens will move in and out easily by hand as if free from any resistance.
All of these problems require disassembly to repair. The charge is around $125 labor at my shop.
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Try this, in your manual at the bottom of pg. 229 that says, "If you turn off the power while the 'shooting settings display' screen is displayed, the same screen will be displayed when you turn on the power again. To avoid this, press the <INFO> button to turn off the display on the LCD monitor, then turn off the power switch."
The converse also applies. Get into the shooting settings display with the INFO button and power down. The display will come on when you power up again.
It also solved my problem of getting the mode selection button selections to show on the LCD when needed.
The manual is a bit confusing. I do have a power shot, but is is a bit younger. My camera does have 2 On buttons. One to put it in shooting mode. And one to set it in display mode. If I press the display button (arrow right) the lens stays where it is and I only can see pictures I took. When I press the on off button the lens comes out.
I think you only have to switch the main dial to the camera logo (shooting Mode) and then press the Disp button, to shoot pictures and if you want to view pictures, you turn the dial to playback Mode (arrow to the right) and press the Disp button.
If it works, no fix, just knowledge about how the camera works. It is all in the manual.
Hi there. I can help you with that. First, make sure your in shooting mode. Then press the Display button. There are 3 modes: Standard, Detailed and Off. Each press of the Display button scrolls you through each of the modes. Try that, and it should fix you. Let me know if you have any problems or if I can help you any further. Please feel free to rate my answer appropriately if you find it satisfactory, and thanks for coming to FixYa.
You mean SD400 camera doesn't show any error sign and it just doesn't have live view to shoot picture? If yes, its problem of bad CCD imager and Canon will provide free of cost repair facility for SD400 camera. Click Canon CCD Advisory for details.
Hi, Prepare to Live view shooting: 1. Set the lens focus mode (on the side of the lens) switch to <MF> 2. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode 3. In menu under the settings tab, select Live View function settings and then press <SET> 4. Turn with quick control dial to select Live View shoot and press <SET> 5. Turn with the control dial to select Enable and press <SET>
With the camera ready to shoot, press <SET> - image will appear on the screen in real-time
There are two ways to view the photos, in the camera...
1) if the camera is OFF and the lens barrier is closed, just press the Play (>) button once to view the photos. 2) If the camera is in SHOOTING mode with the lens barrier open, press the Quick View button twice in rapid succession.
When you are done reviewing the pictures, press the Quick View button once to turn the monitor off, OR, to return to the shooting mode, press the shutter button halfway.
Then use the arrow pads to go forward and backward.
If you turn on the back LCD, the electronic viewfinder will remain on while in a shooting mode. There is no setting on the camera to use only the back LCD monitor while shooting. If you playback images in the Play mode, only the LCD monitor will turn on. However, if you press the Monitor button while in the Play mode, than the back LCD monitor will turn off. The image will display only in the viewfinder LCD.