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Broken shutter I dropped my canon powershot A540, and it seems fully functional..... but when i press the shutter nothing happens! I can't take pictures!

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Could be a loose ribbon cable or a frozen internal shutter issue. with out looking at it it is hard to properly diagnosis the issue. let me know if I can help out any futher.

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I have the same problem. If I am outdoors, the camera seems to work fine, but indoors, even with fresh batteries, it will not take a picture.

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Some of The Canon Powershot A530 and A540 cameras are subject to an advisory recall. Seems that a small spring on the battery compartment door can short out the batteries. Suspect this of yours, in that you mention that your batteries aren't lasting long. If your camera is on the list, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following link for more info:
 
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/canon-a530-a540-with-short-battery-life.html

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Hi there,

Here is how you do it.
1) press the menu button.
2) scroll right to the Setup Menu
3) scroll down to format.
4) scroll right to enter Format Menu
5) scroll up to Low Level Format.
6) scroll left or right to add a check mark.
7) scroll down to ok and press the function/set button.

Sorry no one got to you sooner. Hope this helps you, and thanks for coming to FixYa. Don't forget to rate my solution.

Rob

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The date will only show up on the picture under a limited set of circumstances on the Canon PowerShot digital cameras, of which the A540 is one. You've probably found the Date function in the menu, but discovered that it was off, grayed out, and skipped over whenever you tried to reset it.

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