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Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't power on. They won't work for every case, but they're worth a try:

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I have a Canon Power Shot A520 and have just put in a new memory card 4GB and new batteries. When I turn on camera is says memory card error at the top of the sceen. Why is that?

The A520 is designed to work with SD cards. Your 4GB card is actually an SDHC card. While it fits into the slot, it is electronically incompatible.

You need to use SD cards 2GB and smaller.

Oct 05, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Incompatibility canon camera powershot a520 and windows7

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use Windows Photo Gallery or any other photo cataloging program.

May 26, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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That blinks when a camera is about to go dead sometimes and it thats not it try NEW batteries

Apr 18, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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How do I download the pictures off my power shot a520 canon camara? I have it hook up to the usb cord but I still can not get any pictures off it.

Once you have connected the camera to the PC via USB, the pc should identify the camera (on Windows XP and later versions). In case this doesn't happen try re-starting the camera, alternately switch to another USB socket on your PC.

Dec 10, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Zoom will not move in or out camara comes on but turns back off

Very simple, every time my same camera does this, I put in fresh battery and GO !!!

Nov 09, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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perhaps it is in movie mode ? switch the camera to "auto" and take a picture with the same button used to start video recording

May 12, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Partially closed lens when powering on Canon A520 Camera

This is a fault that Canon should know about- it may mean a replacement camera- therefore Canon Technical Support should be consulted.

Jun 26, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Canon A520 Everything works, except the button you take pictures with. It wont work.

I need more information about what symptoms you are experiencing. I am going to guess that your shutter is stuck closed. This would cause a blank image to show on the view screen and your captured pictures. The regular icons and text would still display normally. Is this what you are seeing? If not please explain further what is happening and I will respond again with more information. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

Mar 12, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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Lens problem

If you've replaced the batteries with fresh ones, it probably has a broken zoom assembly. It'll have to be replaced by a repair shop.

Dec 13, 2006 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

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