Question about Canon PowerShot SD400 / IXUS 50 Digital Camera

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Camera rapidly beeps 6 times when powered up and immediately turns off!

Camera rapidly beeps 6 times when powered up and immediately turns off and shuts down! Its a great camera. Is it worth repairing?

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  • kenokev Dec 18, 2007

    Its just six beeps with no lens movement during powerup and LCD just displays Canon logo for about 3 seconds and then shutdown.

  • jturi Dec 22, 2007

    Exact same problem with my SD400. Beeps 6 times when powered up in picture mode, displaying the Canon screen, then shuts off.

    The lens is stuck in the extended position. Won't move.

    I disassembled only to the point of the front/back covers off, and was afraid to go further. THere was a little sand here and there around the edges of the cover, so I'm thinking that some sand has infiltrated the lens mechanism or something.



    Any ideas?

  • mduvall216 Dec 27, 2007

    Yes my trusty little camera of three years is doing the same thing. Beeps six times, no screen, no error code. The lens does retract but will remain in extended position. I too took the cover off and blew some compressed air in there, no help. Any ideas?

  • kenokev Dec 27, 2007

    The lens does not extract or retract!



    1.Turn on camera 2.CANON LOGO on screen 3. Black flash on screen. 4.CANON LOGO and six beeps. 5. camera screen stays on six seconds 6.complete shutdown



    Whats the solution?????????????

  • Phillip Peters
    Phillip Peters Dec 28, 2007

    Its just six beeps with no lens movement during powerup and LCD just displays Canon logo for about 3 seconds and then shutdown.



    The lens does not extract or retract!

    1.Turn on camera 2.CANON LOGO on screen 3. Black flash on screen. 4.CANON LOGO and six beeps. 5. camera screen stays on six seconds 6.complete shutdown





    I'm having the exact same experience... can anyone assist me?

  • padgela Mar 08, 2008

    Hit power and lens protrudes, then makes a mechanically grinding sound followed by six beeps. Canon screen on LCD display flashes and turns off. This camera has been so trustworthy--how can I fix this?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2008

    beeps 6 times and turns off

  • wendino Apr 29, 2008

    same problem.

    first, it turned on as normal but i noticed it was foggy as if the autofocus wasn't working, and there was no green square like normal. i played with all the funcitons but couldn't get it to work.
    then i thumped it a bit and it did the beeping thing and the lens wouldn't retract.

    after leaving it off for a bit, i thumped it a few times on a tabletop and it got the lens on/off thing working and the green square worked a little bit, but after taking a few test shots, the autofocus stopped working again.

    stupid thing.

  • nullptr May 03, 2008

    I have the exact same problem with my Canon SD400. Does anyone have a solution?

  • evillin May 03, 2008

    Same here, but mine was dropped and battery compartment door broke off

  • MaiduMan May 19, 2008

    Having the same problem.  6 beeps and off.

  • akhunter16 Jun 30, 2008

    when i turn it on in the picture and video mode it beeps and shuts off, but when i turn it on in the view mode it works just fine unless i switch the mode. why?

  • ericdecant Jul 17, 2008

    same problem beeps a few times thn turns itself off

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    Have the same problem and took it apart like excitebike said. Played with the gears a bit and now it opens and closes. It's noisy now though.



  • linezero Nov 28, 2008

    Just follow Excitebiker above.. (As said before). Fixed It!

    A word of warning - don't touch any metal connections near the flash unit while trying to clean out any sand or dust - it will bite back with a few thousand volts!

  • jeanice21 Dec 28, 2008

    I am having the same problem as the other comments posted...beeps repeatedly and lense will not retract and will not take pics?

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I HAVE SOLVED THIS!
I Totally fixed my CAMERA!
If you turn on your camera, the lens does not come out, and it just beeps then turns off, then listen to me.
You need to unscrew the outer casing and take off the metal shell.
Hold the camera in one hand, palming it, looking down at the LCD (ie the lens is pointing into your palm). This is to orient you.
If you look at the left SIDE of the camera, near the upper left corner of the LCD, you can peek through some of the windows of the black plastic casing and see 2 PLASTIC GEARS. The top one is white, the other is black. These are the gears that actually move the lens in and out. All I did was give the white gear a good jiggle with the tip of a pen and evidently it made the teeth of the gears mesh together like its supposed to and .... VOILA .... the lens came out when I powered it on and all is well! I know this is gonna help someone!

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Does the camera extract/retract the lens during powerup?
Yes

Does the LCD display any indication of what is wrong?
No, Canon screen, then goes black, no error code like E18.

Is it just 6 beeps and then nothing with no other indication of what is wrong?
Yes

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FIXED!

Just follow Excitebiker above..

Back to nearly normal.. a bit noisy on the gears now.. but working fine.. and it had been dropped

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A couple things -
Does the camera extract/retract the lens during powerup?
Does the LCD display any indication of what is wrong?
Is it just 6 beeps and then nothing with no other indication of what is wrong?

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