Question about Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera
Press cursor-up on the round cursor pad (marked with a lightning bolt) to change the flash modes. To turn the flash off, select the lightning bolt in a circle with a slash through it.
Posted on Nov 02, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Know this is an old post but... 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 mentioned that your batteries weren'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:
Posted on Dec 16, 2007
SOURCE: The flash on our Canon
Many cameras have a safety feature that prevents the flash capacitor from charging if the case is opened. They usually use a couple of the screws along the perimeter of the camera to complete a circuit that lets the processor know that the case is closed. Verify that all the screws are in place along the perimeter of the camera. If missing a screw, try using one of the others to replace it.
If they're all there, next thing to check is the batteries. The brand you're using may have reached its shelf life, and thus may not have sufficient power to charge the flash capacitor. Try a better brand.
If better batteries don't help, then the flash tube or its circuit is probably at fault. This is difficult to replace, requires some soldering, and goes beyond what I can describe here.
Posted on May 18, 2008
We had the same problem and it was so very frustrating. We sent the Camera back for assesment and repair only to be told there was nothing wrong with it. The solution was so simple we felt like real dummies.
All you have to do is use Energizer Lithium Batteries, since we started using them we have not had a problem with Batteries going flat or that annoying Battery indicator flashing.
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
If the camera has recently been dropped you may have lens damage that's preventing it from powering up. If it hasn't been dropped your problem may be due to weak/worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera - which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then clean the battery contacts, place the batteries back in the camera and give them a full charge (assuming that you're using rechargeable batteries). This cleaning clears the problem about 80% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, it may time to replace the batteries, or the camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
I think the maximum size card you can use in the power shot is a 1Gb card unless nes firmware has been istalled to allow 2Gb card.
Using large capacity cards also delays the write recovery time. So if you are trying to capture moving objects , often you get one shot and then it takes almost 20 seconds to recover for the next pic. Too late for most things that move
hope this was of some help
Posted on May 09, 2010
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