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Most of my canon 650 IS functions are locked.

The camera model is A650 IS (image stabilizer). the problem is as soon as the camera is switched on its automatically aims, as if i was pressing the shoot button half way down.i can take pictures though. however i cannot zoom in or out. when i want to view the pics I've taken i cannot scroll through the pics n i cannot magnify the pics.in fact none of the buttons are working except the round dial to change the different picture taking options (eg changing from ''auto'' to ''portrait'') and the shoot button.

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  • jahtow Dec 15, 2009

    SOLUTION! hi.ive discovered the solution of my problem. quite a simple solution, but not obvious at the time.the shoot button did not fully extend up to its orginal position, therefore disabling the functions mentioned in my original problem. my solution was to simply clean the area between the button and the casing of the camera. i used a needle since it was the thinist, strongest and sharpest object i could find. since then my camera's been working fine. i hope this solution helps other folks having the same/ similar problem.

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Has the screen been cracked/damaged? Was your camera dropped in any liquid? It's worth it to try having the LCD screen replaced, as it's quite affordable. If there is liquid damage near the LCD input inside the camera that would be another issue that would be solved by replacing those main boards.

In an ideal situation it would be just that the backlight cable wiggled itself out of its input (I'm assuming the screen doesn't light up anymore), which is something you could look at yourself if you're comfortable taking your camera apart. I wish you luck =)

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