I have a brand new Canon Ixus 75, the battery is in place and fully charged and there is an SD card there too (the one that came with it) but when I turn on the camera, there is no image. The display is there but I can see no image on the screen and can't take a picture.. is this a problem with the camera or am I just missing something?
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Take a look at your memory card. SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. If the switch is already in the proper position, slide it fully the other way and then back again.
The Digital ixus 80is is fully SDHC compliant so should work with all SDHC capacities. There are no reports yet of incompatibility with the larger capacity cards as long as they have been supplied from trusted sources.
Every SDHC compliant camera which I've recently dealt with has only had problems when fitted with cards from suspiciously cheap suppliers. If an SDHC card is too cheap then it's almost invariably counterfeit and what's inside the card does not match the label outside, often they're plain low capacity SD cards.
As long as you stick to major brands from trusted sources you should be OK but bear in mind that the 16GB SDHC variants slow the camera functions down significantly compared to using an 8GB model.
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Hey kirby18, I would try cleaning the battery contacts with alcohol and cotton swabs, and if this doesn't work you can try replacing the battery with a new battery. If neither of those options work I would suggest having the camera looked at by an authorized service technician. Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.
On the SD card itself there is a little tab that slides back and forth. It should be closest to the the end you put into the camera first. If it broke off, then the camera is stuck in lock mode. If this is the case, it's not worth trying to glue something in its place...just invest in a new one.
First of all have you seen the answers you got on a parallel post? -
Some good suggestions there.
Always try to leave the battery charging until fully charged.
Batteries like to be fully charged and then fully drained, it's not 100% causing this specific problem, but it will prolong your battery life.
Certain small brands for memory cards can have compatibility problems with some cameras, including a "card locked" message, when the card isn't locked. The big brands(kingston, sandisk etc) will usually work fine and fast with all cameras. Pretec is also pretty good.
Try using another card, and see if the problem persists.
And don't completely rule out the possibility that you have the card locked... ;]