Question about Canon Cameras

1 Answer

Canon Powershot sx1110 IS won't focus or take pictures when flash is raised

Posted by on

  • redman823 Jul 21, 2009

    Sorry - no battery or moisture issues...

    Camera works very well & takes great pics without flash...

    Red light comes on - just the flash won't fire...

  • redman823 Jul 23, 2009

    Explains what could be the problem...(nothing I hadn't figured out myself from a quick google search) But who knows really - I guess I just need to take it in for service...

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Canon Master
  • 19,396 Answers

To start ensure that this problem happens when batteries are fully charged.

If the camera had stayed in a moisty place or in same way it had received damage from liquid getting inside the camera, then that can be the problem.

If you have multiple problems, that can be due to a faulty main board or to a problem with the ribbon cables located at the front side of the camera.

Here the picture from a different camera, a powershot A70 that has bult in flash unit, your camera flash is different, but is still connected with a ribbon cable. I think the same cable controls also may control the lens, in that case that is the reason for the blurry picture.

Canon Powershot sx1110 IS won't - 347a95f.jpg

If the problem are the internal ribbon connector you will need to disassemble the camera. If you have no practice you may end up damaging the camera.
You can get a quote repair calling Canon support number listed on the owner manual.
You can try also one of the repair services available on the web: Advance Camera.

Regards.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 21, 2009

    In that case, it can be the flash itself. The flash has usually a small noard connected to the flash unit, in your case also a small motor to open the flash.
    something can be wron in there , a blown capacitor or a broken solder joint can cause the camera to malfunction.
    The technician must disassemble the camera and test component in that area.

    In the picture below you can see the flash pcb marked in blue on the right. The camera is a powershot SD300:



    If the connector is OK, that is the part that must be repaired or replaced on your camera.

    Regards.


×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I set the resolution on my Canon SD850?


The instructions for changing the resolution are on page 30 of the manual.
If the pictures are fuzzy, increasing the resolution won't help. The most likely causes of fuzzy pictures are as follows
1) Focus. Check to make sure the focus is on the subject. If something else in the picture is sharp while others are not, then the camera may have focused on the wrong subject.
2) Subject motion. If moving objects are fuzzier than stationary objects then you need to use a faster shutter speed (or flash).
3) Camera motion. Just because the camera is on a tripod doesn't mean it doesn't move. One philosophy says that if a tripod is light enough to be carried then it's not sturdy enough. For a compact camera like the SD850 that likely isn't the problem. However, you can still shake the camera when you press the shutter release button. Try setting the self-timer. This allows time for the vibrations to die down before snapping the picture.
In your particular case, I think we can assume that the subject isn't moving, so #2 doesn't apply. To assure proper focus, make sure the painting is flat and perpendicular to the lens axis. If the painting is tilted relative to the camera, then different parts of it will be at different distances and the camera won't be able to keep all of it in focus.
Also, make sure the front of the lens is clean.

Feb 03, 2012 | Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

Sx30is flash off position. I would like to take a picture in low light without a flash. The camera emits a green light as a warning that the flash is off. I would like to not have either the flash or...


The reason the camera has the green light is not to warn that the flash is off. The green light is used to help the camera auto-focus in low light situations. If you disable auto-focus and use manual focus the green light should not flash when taking the picture. Let me know if that helps!

Jul 10, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

Raise the flash, try to take flash picture, no flash. The lightning bolt symbol blinks, but no flash.


With the SX130 I've seen that before, it seems to be caused by the bulb burning out. Your best bet will be to contact Canon.

May 11, 2011 | Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

Canon Powershot A 85 - photographs come out blurred


check your camera setting.like auto mode,flash on,focus setting. After adjust setting picture will come fine.If still not good then there is problem with focus motor which is replaced with hole lens assy.

Oct 18, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

3 Answers

Can't get the flash to raise on its own. Surely I


As far as I know, the only way to raise the flash is manually.

Jan 14, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Digital Camera

1 Answer

Pictures are pink and out of focus lcd has rolling lines on canon a85


When using flash then brownish pictures apears.
without flash the pictures are somehow normal.
Rev.Joseph Muhehwa.
Box 873 , Njombe, Tanzania.

Dec 26, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Focus light always orange...never green


that's a problem? the focus light does *NOT* turn green in this cam

Mar 14, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Problem in Manual Focus of Canon Powershot A510


Some how it seems the auto focus- which in macro mode is looking at something else[because of parallax]is over riding your manual focus attempts. Check the manual carefully to see if there is a mention here for special things to do for close work or contact the Canon Technical Support

May 15, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A510 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Powershot S1 Digital Camera: Flash won't fire


Make sure the camera is not in Document mode . Document takes a picture with added contrast so text stands out. Make sure the camera is not set to Infinity focus . When you select Infinity Focus, the camera automatically turns off the flash and auto focus so you get sharp, clear pictures. Make sure the camera is set to Fill, Auto, or Red Eye flash. See your camera manual for details about setting the flash.

Dec 31, 2005 | Canon PowerShot S1 IS Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cameras Logo

Related Topics:

378 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

TC CAMERA REPAIR.Com...

Level 2 Expert

168 Answers

old marine
old marine

Level 3 Expert

1924 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...