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One Powershot s60 flash does not work - all other functions ok -- lens assembly does make a bit of noise (sounds like gears) when extending compared to new or factory refurb unit Second Powershot s60 lcd screen will illuminate white but no image - otherwise all functions ok - will take pics and can extract pics from sd card - lens assembly makes same noise as above --

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  • armco Jul 14, 2009

    what about lens assembly noise? Impending failure?

    Will open back for a look at ribbon cable -- where is connector for lcd cable that would be culprit if loose?

  • armco Jul 14, 2009

    fixed lcd - ribbon connector tab popped up on lower right of front of camera - must have happened when I was blowing out the inside hoping to get trash if any out of lens assy --- thanks --

    lens assy barrel still makes (grinding?)/gear noise when opening and closing - compared to new/refurb unit I keep only for underwater work with waterproof case (also is s60) -- doesn't look like anything to be done but let it fail completely??? -- thanks again for the lcd fix - at least the thing is usable for now --

  • armco Jul 14, 2009

    yes - exceeded my expectations by a considerable margin and saved me at least 120 buckaroos :~))))

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Hi

On the first powershot you need to make sure the Auto Flash is not turned off (button top left on rear of camera) If it has been turned off a lightening strike symbol contained in a circle will show on screen and flash will not operate. You can cycle through AutoFlash - Flash On - Flash off by continually pressing this button.

If the flash does not respond to this command the flash unit is failing to charge and will have to be returned for service repair.

On the second powershot the LCD is white because it is not receiving a signal. This will be caused either by a disconnected ribbon inside the camera or failed circuitry. If you are brave you could open it and check for a poor connection to the screen but you may end up doing more harm than good!

Hope this helps to explain the issues you are having. Please remember to rate my answer. Many Thanks.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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    Radio Code Pro Jul 14, 2009

    Hi



    The noise from the lens assembly may well be an indication of impending failure but in my experience this can go on for quite a while before you get a total failure. Its impossible to predict with any certainty how long it will last.



    As regards checking for the loose connection - I would remind you this is not for the faint hearted as you will need to remove the lcd screen and backlight assembly to see where the ribbon connects. You will need to be meticulous throughout this process to ensure you do not break anything and take note of what you have done so as to be able reassemble in reverse.



    The LCD ribbon cable extends under the bottom of the camera (actually passing under the tripod screw hole, which cannot be removed). It re-appears in the front of the camera and is connected to a socket. The socket is rather like a DIMM socket on a computer. It has a flat, black, clasp which is folded down to hold the ribbon cable in the socket.



    The ribbon cable that connects the LCD to the circuit board must be inserted correctly. The end of the ribbon cable has a narrow portion, then a very small much wider portion with two holes at either end, then it narrows again. The very tip should be inserted into the “socket” deeply enough that the wider portion is pressed right up against the “socket.” It may help you to use two wooden or plastic toothpicks, one in each of the small holes at the end of the cable, to push the cable into the socket.



    There is a good video here which may help you. It shows swapping an Lcd on an A50 but the principle of disassembly is the same.



    Hope this helps. If so - please remember to accept and rate my answer. Thanks.

  • Radio Code Pro
    Radio Code Pro Jul 14, 2009

    Hi



    Thats great. The white screen is a clasiic indicator for a loose connection. So you have a fully functioning camera at last! As I say in regard to the noisy lens mechanism its a wait and see approach. It could last like that for years or could just pack up all of a sudden. Short of sending it for service theres not a lot you can do with it.



    Oh and please ignore that crappy video - I posted the wrong darn link in and can't change it now!



    Glad to see it worked out for you - Don't forget to rate the answer!!

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