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I want to keep my camera turn on for 24 hours because i am taking time lapse photos, one photo for each hour. how can i do this?

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Turn off the auto shutdown feature

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Also if the computer's file management system successfully allowed you to retrieve the pictures, then the whole computer and camera systems are working. Perhaps you could then reload the camera's software. Sometimes camera software drivers get corrupted. Your camera manufacturer probably has a site to download the latest software with enhancements and fixes.

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Here's a little more. This problem can also be caused by dirt or sand getting into the lens worm gear. Try these in order (know some of these sound silly): 1) turn off the camera, remove the flash card and batteries, then reinsert them. 2) turn the camera on and off with the AV cable inserted, 3) moderately rap the camera with the palm of your hand, 4) gently pull or push on the lens to try to overcome the lens jam, then restart. If all the above has not worked, AND if the A4XX camera is no longer under warranty, AND if this problem did not result from the camera being dropped, here's how to fix it, and it's relatively easy: http://homepage.mac.com/jpelling/page0/page0.html By the way, don't know Justin, but he did a very nice job showing how to open the camera case and clean out the grit and sand from the camera lens drive gear. Make sure you send him an email to thank him

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Sorry I didn't see this sooner. This definitely sounds like a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info: http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html
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Camera was still under warranty & I sent it back to Canon after calling them. Service was incredibly fast. They found the optical assembly inoperative & focus not operating properly. They also sent battery recommendations. I think I am going to try the rechargables. They recommend: Panasonic Alkaline Gold, Duracell Ultra, and Canon Ni-MH. Will let you know how it works out. Thanks for the help as well.

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This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check this link for more info.

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Have a look in the manual - some cameras have this as a 'fail-safe' in case people forget and leave them unattended. There may be a way to disable this 'function' in the menu system.
Just looking at an answer to another similar query for this model, you may also need to disable 'automatic shutdown'.

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This comes down to a couple basic things: careful planned and execution of your plan.

  1. Figure out what you what you photo and what the best way to capture the event will be. You're going to want to use a tripod to keep the camera in the same position for the duration of the event.
  2. Figure out how often you need the camera to take a photo. If the event is short like 1 minute, you're going to want to take more photos more frequently than if the event is one hour long.
  3. Position the camera and start taking photos. There is no magic "time lapse" setting on cameras so you're going to have to stick around and press the shutter based on the schedule you worked out.
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