Question about Canon PowerShot S3 IS Digital Camera
Somehow the on off switch for my Canon Powershot S3IS is lifited.. so to turn it on i have to press it down then move it to the on position.. the off button no longer works an when i try and click the knob down to put it back to normal there is a click and then it just pops right back up.. help!!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Make sure your camera isn't zoomed in (full telephoto) The camera can't handle both full zoom AND super macro. Don't forget super macro goes from Zero to 20cm from the lens. Zoom completely out and you should be able to see something within that range. The biggest complaint I've heard about the S2 IS is if you take closeups of bugs the chances of the bug crawling onto your lens is pretty good.:-) Be very carefull of blocking light with the lens at extreme closeup too. Although the flash squelches well to allow for closeups it can leave a nasty shadow. If you're really serious about macro you'll find a ring flash would come in handy. BMW
Posted on Jul 14, 2006
SOURCE: My Canon Powershot A630's flash
I was having the same problem...
1. I took off the two screws on side closest to flash
2. Removed side cover
3. Gently wiggled the round silver capacitor at the top that is wrapped with a black film
4. Voila... the flash worked and I put the cover and screws back.
I think over time that little capacitor detaches because of the vibrations. Hope it's of help.
Posted on May 16, 2008
It could be a stuck shutter. To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
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