Dropped my camera from about 36" on a linoleum floor
I dropped my camera and it now only powers on when it is pointing down. It works completely fine but only if it is not pointing straight ahead. As soon as I tilt it up to point it straight ahead it powers off. If it is upside down pointing up or sideways, it WORKS. It stops working when it is pointed straight ahead or when i tap on it. Obviously something is loose. Is there a common part that I would look at?
Re: dropped my camera from about 36" on a linoleum floor
I dropped mine from about five feet. I phoned Canon. They wanted me to send it to Illinois and estimated $105 for repair. Following leo2's suggestion I found Superior Camera in Woodland Hills in the Fixya Repair Directory. Zvi diagnosed it as a bad battery contact and fixed it at no cost. It sounds like your problem could be the same. The impact of those heavy batteries "loosens" the contacts.
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Make sure the power steering fluid level is at the appropriate level.
Also, if you haven't changed the fluid according to the manual, it may be time. Let the mechanic know your observation before changing the fluid.
sounds as if they were installed improperly. take them out and replace with wires pointing downward. If the whole assemble is pointing down it is probably an adjuster screw that is detached from the casing.
to bleed power steering, with front wheels off ground slightly with front wheels pointing straight ahead.engine off. remove power steering filler cap.add power steering until fluid level stop dropping,wait couple minutes and wait, add fluid until level stay at full cold mark on power steering cap dip stick. dont over fill.when fluid level stop dropping, start vechicle,let it idle few minutes. see if fluid level drop if so add more fluid full cold mark.then turn steering all the way to left and right with out hitting a stop.turn steering wheel several times, then turn front wheels pointing forward check power steering fluid level.if power steering fluid level stop dropping air should be out of system, if steering turning wheel dont turn smoothly and power steering fluid look light tan color air getting in the system.check all power steering lines to rack and power steering pump for leaks.be sure you replaced all the power steering lines with new o rings if not you will get a leak.if you find a leak, you need to fix the leak and bleed system again.dont drive vechicle if your steering dont feel right,have vechicle towed to a garage.
If you've recently dropped the camera this problem may be due to lens damage, with the camera shutting down to prevent further damage. If this is the case the camera will need professional repair.
If it hasn't been dropped this problem can usually be attributed to the camera's power supply. Make certain that your batteries are serviceable and fully charged - batteries more than one year old are candidates for replacement, especially if the camera sits idle for weeks at a time. Also check the battery and camera contacts for corrosion that can build up and prevent the required power flow between the batteries and camera. Even if you don't see any buildup, wipe the battery contacts and camera contacts firmly with a clean dry cloth. Heavy buildups may require cleaning with a fine wire brush, steel wool, or even sandpaper. After cleaning, be sure to remove any residue from the battery compartment before installing the batteries.
While the above steps will not cure ALL power problems, they are effective in a large percentage of cameras. I hope they work for you.
Let's review how the Viv283 should operate, bearing in mind that it was designed for manual cameras.
On the dial on the side, set the arrow to point at the ASA setting you (your camera) is using. Example: ASA 100 is one dot below the labeled 125 setting.
Look at the four color segments, purple/blue/orange/yellow. Each is lined up (not necessarily exactly) with an f/stop. Each segment also highlights a maximum distance that can be used. Example: at ASA 100, the orange segment lines up with f/4 and allows a maximum range of 30 feet. (These maximum distances assume the flash is pointed straight ahead.)
Choose the f/stop you want to use. Rotate the sensor on the front to that color. Example: on my unit, the sensor is marked "auto thyristor" and its orange setting actually looks red. There is also an "M" setting, for manual (full-power) operation.
Take the picture. The flash head can be pointed wherever you want, straight-ahead up to 90 degrees (I usually used 45 degrees). The sensor will quench the flash as soon as it thinks enough light has bounced back from the scene. Example: at f/4, with a 45-degree flash angle and a light-colored ceiling, I could usually count on a bright-enough exposure out to some 15 feet or so.
If there actually was enough light, the little green indicator on the back will glow briefly. If there wasn't enough light you won't get the green indicator and you should try again with a wider f/stop.
Or... just set the sensor on the front to M for manual, and the flash will dump its full output. Then it's up to you (or your camera) to cope with that 120-guide-number output.
usually it's the opening in the lens doing it. it may be stuck open and not closing down during bright sunshine. The only thing you can do is drop the exposure down. Canon offeres a repair for about $100 or a refurbished SD750 for the same money
Hey shiney_sapph, I am assuming you need the driver for this camera for your new computer so I have provided a link below where you can download it from the manufacturer. Once you go to the link under the download center in the first drop down menu choose the s-series and then under the next drop down menu choose model #401 which is the same as your camera and then left click the go button. This will bring up another screen and at the top is a button to download the driver. I hope this helps! Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.