My Canon XSI worked great for the first 2 days. I did a several hour photoshoot on saturday. Sunday night, I did another photoshoot, and right at the end of the shoot, the camera stopped taking pics. The LCD works fine and is functional. However its like the button broke and I cannot get it to take a picture unless I am in live mode. No error messages are coming up, so it might be a setting? Please HELP!
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If your watch is several years old, I would recommend sending it back to Casio for service and battery replacement. Contrary to what you may hear about solar-powered watches, the rechargeable batteries do not always last for 10-20 years. I've seen some go out in 2-3 years. This is a shorter lifespan than most standard lithium watch batteries.
You may have an authorized Casio service center near you also. If not, contact Casio at the following numbers:
For Repair support in USA at 1-800-706-2534 during regular business hours (currently Monday-Friday 9:00a.m. - 5:00pm EST, Saturday / Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
For Technical support in USA at 1-800-435-7732 during regular business hours (currently Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00pm EST for all products, Saturday / Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m)
The cost of your watch well justifies this kind of service, plus, they will assure it remains waterproof up to its specifications.
assigning messages is done by
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depending on how you have the business hours times set it'll play the greeting you want. Typically I set the greeting type as morning:1, afternoon:1, Evening:1 and Non-business:4. then under business hours I set them up as mon- fri morn:0800am, aft:0800am, eve:0800am and nonb: 0500pm. sat and sun as morn:1200am, aft: 1200am, eve:1200am, and nonb: 1159am
press Rls when finished
that way when a caller calls between 8am and 4:59pm they get the day greeting and from 5pm to 7:59am they get the night greeting (greeting 4) saturday and sunday play the night greeting all day.
Dont forget to record greeting 4 as your night greeting.
Whew....! Somehow it is comforting to know this is happening to others. My great fear was that there was some obscure glitch with just me. I envisioned them getting around to it in several months. But it would appear now that their tech team are working on it.
Meanwhile I must be getting the **** kicked out of me on Mafia Wars.
Are you trying to use the flash when you are having the problem? Were you taking a lot of pictures with flash when the problem started? Rapid pictures with flash can melt the flash and capacitors in the camera. Also, a single drop of water rolling around inside the camera in the right place can do things like that. You can try taking pictures in bright sunlight so the camera will not try to use the flash and see if it will work normally, If it does than something is probably fried in the flash system. Bad thing is that if you smelled smoke something is most likely already fried and will have to be repaired by canon. Canons quality has been going down hill for several years now and they have a lot of quality problems. If the camera has been used very little, has never been abused, dropped or wet and not far out of warranty, try using google to see if this is a common problem and call canon and try to get them to repair it for free. If all else fails threaten to replace it with a Nikon assume pay to have barely used camera fixed.
It can be that your batteries are low and takes longer to charge the flash... It can also be that your memory card is a slow on. If the red processing light on the back of the camera is staying on a long time, it means the camera is having trouble feeding the picture to the card... You might try decreasing the picture quality a little...
Sorry to hear that. I have an A80 also, and I really like that camera (swear it takes better pictures than even my A620).
The E18 error is fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension.
Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for about 50% of lens errors, but if the camera is out of warranty they're worth a try: