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How do i turn off the flash on my Canon PowerShot A530

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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.

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SOURCE: Problems with the battery and the flash on my canon powershot A530

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:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/canon-a530-a540-with-short-battery-life.html


Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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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

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SOURCE: CANON POWERSHOT A530 LOW BATTERY READING

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.

Regards
John

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon Powershot A530 camera died. Worked fine

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.

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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

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Can I get a free manual for my digital camera: Canon PowerShot A530 ?


You can get the user manual for this camera from this link, click HERE

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How do i turn off the flash on the cannon power shot a530


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.

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My canon powershot A530 WONT TURN ON!!!!


Check the batteries, and if they are bad, replace them. If it has rechargable batteries, just get rid of them and try regular alkaline batteries. That should be the fix.

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CANON POWERSHOT A530 LOW BATTERY READING


Alicia,
Mentioned on my blog that the last paragraph of the advisory states:

""PowerShot A530 and A540 digital cameras affected by this phenomenon will be repaired free of charge, regardless of warranty status. Accordingly, if the opening/closing spring on the inside of the battery cover of your PowerShot A530 or A540 digital camera sticks out, please do not use the camera. Instead, please contact a Canon call center (1-800-OK-CANON) at your earliest convenience."

But also mentioned that if they don't help, a temporary fix is to insulate the spring from the battery contact plate. Merely place a small piece of tape between the portion of spring that's sticking out and the metal battery contact plate.

Sep 09, 2008 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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Camera Powershot A530 won't flash


EZ Fix for non working flash on Canon A530:
Remove batteries
Remove memory card
Remove date/time battery (tiny door next to battery hole)
Wait a minute.
Replace the items
Rest the date/time
Shoot!

Dec 12, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera

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Problems with the battery and the flash on my canon powershot A530


Hi, On another brand/model of a digicam, a similar problem was fixed by cleaning the battery terminals/contacts. The ends of the terminals that pushes on the battery were partially corroded hence the batteries were not getting full contact. They were cleaned by scraping off the corrosion and applying a strong solvent using cotton buds. Further, they were bend a little to add more pressure to the batteries. If the above does not work, it is possible that the flash charging circuitry is defective and drawing much power than it should normally be. Try operating the digicam with the flash off. If this likewise is a "no joy", perhaps your camera would need the services of a qualified professional. Hope this be of some idea/help. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

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Canon a530 powershot won't snap a picture


sounds like the flash isn't charging, as the flash icon flashes while the flash is charging before letting you take the photo. Put it in "P" and disable the flash and see if it'll let you take a photo. G>

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