Question about Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

Shuts down when zooming

When i turn camera on and go to zoom i lose power then i restart go to zoom and it shuts down

Posted by on

  • ftwhd Feb 11, 2009

    Thanks what would be the next step to rectify this problem

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 744 Answers

Hi...The transmission system that moves the lens in and out has a problem with it's gears. There is most likely a gear or an actuator that has fallen out of alignment and is getting stuck at a certain point as the lens comes in/out.
There is some disturbacnce of the lens arrangement  that is preventing the lens from coming in/out.
Any of these symptoms above could trigger the camera to shut itself off to protect itself from further damage. 
thank u rate me!!!

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Camera shuts down when i use the zoom.easy share c180


Using the zoom requires the motor which pulls more power than the camera when idle. If the battery is close to exhausted it will shut the camera off when you zoom. If this isn't the case your zoom may be stuck and the camera shuts down to prevent damage.

Oct 13, 2014 | Kodak EasyShare C180 Digital Camera

2 Answers

My zoom is not working properly.. shuts itself off


Never leave battery in the camera, it gives out fumes that can ruin electronic circuits. You may have to replace the motherboard.

Feb 14, 2012 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

1 Answer

My Canon S3IS shuts down during zooming. What's the solution ?


It could be the batteries running low. The mechanical zoom consumes battery power and at a certain point the camera will turn itself off. If you wait a minute and turn it back on it seems OK, until you try the zoom again. If you are using non-Canon batteries the camera doesn't always detect the battery level accurately and may flash "low battery" when there is still power remaining, or just turn itself off without warning. So I suggest changing the batteries and check that the battery terminals are not dirty or loose.

Mar 25, 2010 | Canon Digital Cameras

1 Answer

When I zoom in, the camera shuts off


Stephan, I had the same problem as this user did, I tried to zoom and it would shut off, what I did was one of your options, zoom and as I did turn the lens, like help it zoom. Now it works, thank you so much for your help! :) I thought my camera was doomed forever!

Nov 14, 2009 | Polaroid T831 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Zoom out and it shuts down


Don't think you'll have to send it in for repair. How old is your battery? Keep in mind that it isn't meant to last for more than a year or two, regardless of how often it is used. A camera will automatically shut down if its battery power is getting low. This usually occurs when the camera is doing power intensive actions, such as zooming (it uses a motor). Anyways, Amazon has some generic options for you if your battery may be over-the-hill:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_p?url=search-alias%3Dphoto&field-keywords=kodak+m1033+battery

Jun 06, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare M1033 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Camera keeps shutting off when I zoom in


SYMPTOM =
Camera suddenly powers down.

POSSIBLE CAUSES =
* The function of POWER OFF in (Setup) mode has been activated.
* The battery has run out.

SOLUTIONS / CORRECTIVE ACTIONS =
*Set the option of POWER OFF to OFF.
*Turn the power back on or charge the battery.

Let me know what happens and thank you, Binary Bob

Nov 30, 2008 | Vivitar ViviCam 5386 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Shuts off when I zoom or take photo


Sounds like zoom has sand in it, Or the camera may have taken a hit to the front of the len's, Lens has to be taken apart, Has to be done buy a camera repair shop/or factory. TC

Aug 25, 2007 | Fuji FinePix E500 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Camera powers up but then shuts down


Check out this similar post - http://www.fixya.com/problems-solutions/t103765,p241282/Ricoh-Digital-Cameras.aspx In your case though, I would try to turn it on with playback mode selected on startup, to prevent the zoom from extending. This way you will know if the problem is connected to the zoom, or other mechanisms. In any case, if it's not a battery/battery door/card problem, you'll need to send it for repair, or find a shop that can handle it, and it's rarely a cheap repair. Good luck

Jun 19, 2006 | Olympus D-535 Zoom / C370 Zoom Digital...

2 Answers

Coolpix 8800 shuts down


Make sure to use good NiMH batteries. Another possiblity is a problem with the card. Borrow a card and see if it has any effect. check to see that the pins in the card slot are all aligned, none out of place. check that the card door and the battery door close firmly, with some pressure. The camera can shut down when it has a problem detecting that the doors are closed. When it does turn on, play with the zoom without taking pictures, zoom in and out, if during zoom the camera shuts down then you might have a lens problem, something is malfunctioning in the lens mechanism and the camera shuts down to prevent damage. Good luck

May 19, 2006 | Nikon Coolpix 8800 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

264 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Digital Cameras Experts

Doberman

Level 2 Expert

246 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

halotheracer
halotheracer

Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

Are you a Canon Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...