Question about Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

Open Question

Flash not working with canon Powershot A430

Flash is not working with my canon powershot A430

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

  • 4738 Answers

SOURCE: Lens won't retract

Lens errors are fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension.

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for about 50% of lens errors, but they're worth a try:

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Canon Powershot A430 horizontal lines problem

have opened my camera. (it was useless anyway, right?) GUess what I found: in the lens-assembly there is a ribbon cable that controls the two solenoids, one of the shutter, one of the diafragm (or what it's called). This one is broken, the electric circuits are discontinued and so there is no control. It seems to be a design error since it broke exactly where the ribbon bends at 180 degrees almost with no place for a loop most of the focussing time. Can anyone find out where to find a NEW replacement ribbon cable? 847a466.jpg

Posted on May 03, 2008

  • 4738 Answers

SOURCE: Powershot A430 canon camera battery problem

Alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pics in a digital camera. Some may have reached their shelf life, and though brand new may even have problems just powering startup of the camera. Digital cameras for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. Retailers sell these for around $7 for a package of four (about $15-19 for the batteries with charger). Keep in mind they'll save you big bucks in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance, and may slap yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

  • 1223 Answers

SOURCE: Overexposure problem with a Canon Powershot A620


Just Call CANON for FREE REPAIRS they will do it , bcoz it is a known manufac fault just ask them about BAD CCD

pls rate me WELL !

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

  • 4738 Answers

SOURCE: my canon powershot a430 has

A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, sometimes with lines, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open). 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 this link for further info and a simple fix that may help. By the way, recommend trying the pencil tapping method described in this article for a stuck "open" shutter.

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: I`ve bought a 4GB memory

ask the one who sell you that cam

Posted on Dec 24, 2010

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


1 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

I`ve bought a 4GB memory SDHC memory card to my Canon powershot A 430 camera, and when i put it in my camera - it says memory card error. I tried to unlock it by the small button, but didin`t help. What...

The Canon A430 uses MMC and SD cards. While SDHC cards will fit into the slot they are electronically incompatible and will not work. You need to use SD cards, 2GB and smaller.

Dec 24, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Trying to download my pictures from Canon Powershot A430 onto my new laptop Windows 7. Downloaded the disk and now trying without success to download my pictures onto the computer. Help??

Supported windows Operating system Windows 98 Second edition(SE)
Windows Me
Windows 2000 Service pack 4
Windows XP SP 1 and SP 2 Canon PowerShot A430 has no update about the new driver software for windows 7 Try doing this direct transfer in your computer 1. Connect the camera to your computer using the supplied USB cable of your camera. 2. Set the mode dial to (playback) and turn on the power.
The camera and computer will be able to communicate. 3. If there is no pop up window that has Canon CameraWindow, Click the [Start] menu and select [all Programs] or [Programs]. followed by [Canon Utilities], [Camera Window], [PowerShot-IXY-IXUS-DV 6] and [CameraWindow] 4. Download the images.
* Download the images using the camera or the computer.
* By default, the downloaded images are saved into the [My Pictures] folder. ** If the above process does not work you can just use the memory card of your camera and connect that on your laptop. (some laptop has built in card reader) The memory card works like a flash drive and you can just transfer files like transferring from one folder to another. ** Issue on the operating system compatibility.

Apr 14, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

1 Answer


The A430 is prone to fatigue failure of a flex cable internal to the camera that causes these symptoms. Please see this other Fixya article.

Apr 08, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Overexposure when taking snaps without flash. with


Jan 29, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Can't find a Twain driver for xp for canon powershot a430 camera

Forget all that...use a card reader to download your pics.

Nov 10, 2009 | Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Canon PowerShot A430 won´t start

get a bucket full of water, with a little bit of dreft. gently wash your camera; if this does not work, call thomas the camera-repair guy: he has 5 years of online-camera-repair-experience.

Aug 28, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Please Help me

i also have the same problem blurred and has vertical lines.

Jan 16, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

25 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Digital Cameras Experts


Level 2 Expert

246 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers


Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides