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My canon digital IXUS 60 is not working. It was going fine and then I turned it around to take a self portrait and clicked the button when i lokked back at the screen it was blank and i haven't been able to turn it on again using the on/off button, how do i start it again. it is like it has shut itself down and frozen.. help, its my dads and i dont want it to be broken....

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Sounds like you accidentally pressed the display button which turns your LCD display on and off (to save batteries). Turn on your camera, and press the DISP button once in the lower left corner.

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How do i set the self timer for the Canon IXUS 860 IS Digital Camera


On the following link you can download the user manual for your product:

http://files.canon-europe.com/files/soft31084/manual/IXUS-860-IS_EN.pdf

now go to page 75 and follow the instructions to set the self timer.
Hope this helps
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Mar 01, 2011 | Canon IXUS 860 IS Digital Camera

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Working with E18 and cannon cameras




he E18 seems to be a significant flaw in an otherwise great camera.

It is a flaw well know by users of Canon Powershot and Ixus cameras and is currently not acknowledged by Canon as a flaw in camera design.


HOW IT ALL WORKS:

Canon E18 error happens when the lens gets stuck while trying to extend. The camera will beep a few times and the LCD will display a little E18 in the lower-left corner. The lens gets stuck in the extended position, and refuses to move either to focus the lens or to retract when powered off.

Apparently, people who posted about this incident on forums say they had to send the camera for repair and that Canon has horrible customer support and response time.

The problem usually happens because dirt or sand get into the lens mechanism. But it seems that more and more people are showing, who took great care of their camera, and still started receiving E18 errors.

It seems that the problems have been happening with the following types of Canon cameras:

- Powershot A40
- Powershot A60
- Powershot A70
- Powershot A75
- Powershot A80
- Powershot A85
- Powershot A95
- Powershot A400
- Powershot A410
- Powershot A430
- Powershot A510
- Powershot A520
- Powershot A530
- Powershot A540
- Powershot A610
- Powershot A620

- Powershot S1 IS
- Powershot S2 IS

- Powershot S10
- Powershot S30
- Powershot S40
- Powershot S45
- Powershot S50
- Powershot S60
- Powershot S70
- Powershot S80
- Powershot S400
- Powershot S410
- Powershot S500

- S100 / Digital Ixus
- S110 / Digital Ixus V
- S200 / Digital Ixus V2
- S230 / Digital Ixus V3
- S330 / Digital Ixus 330
- S400 / Digital Ixus 400
- S410 / Digital Ixus 430
- S450 / Digital Ixus 55
- S500 / Digital Ixus 500
- S550 / Digital Ixus 750

- SD20 / Digital Ixus i5
- SD30 / Digital Ixus i Zoom
- SD100 / Digital Ixus ii
- SD110 / Digital Ixus iis
- SD200 / Digital Ixus 30
- SD300 / Digital Ixus 40
- SD400 / Digital Ixus 50
- SD450 / Digital Ixus 55
- SD500 / Digital Ixus 700
- SD550 / Digital Ixus 750
- SD600 / Digital Ixus 60
- SD630 / Digital Ixus 65
- SD700 / Digital Ixus 800
- SD800 / Digital Ixus 850
- SD900 / Digital Ixus 900


Instructions

If your camera is still under warranty, the best thing you can do is to take it to the nearest official Canon repair shop and Canon should fix it for free.

If your camera is out of warranty, or if Canon refuses to repair it for free (happens sometimes if for example they suspect the camera has not been treated properly) you can try some of the methods listed here to repair it yourself. These simple methods have helped a lot of people fix their cameras.

Before trying any of the suggestions, make sure your Canon has fresh batteries and it is in recording mode.

1) Remove the batteries from the camera, wait for a couple of minutes, then put them back in and turn the camera on.

2) Try compressed air. With a fine tip blow off gun and dry compressed air (20 lbs) set the tip between the lens turret and the camera body and turn on the air while moving the tip around the lens. It should remove all dust and sand. Turn the camera on and it should function fine.

3) Another method is to tap the padded USB cover part on a hard surface, for example, a desk. It sounds so simple, but very often in works.

4) Try forcing the camera lens:

Turn off the camera. Place it on the back with the lens facing up and take a look at the spacing between the lens and the lens housing. If you notice that the gap is not even all the way around the lens, the problem should be easy to fix. This type of a problem usually occurs if the camera was dropped while the lens was extended.

Simply - VERY GENTLY - press down the lens on the side where the gap is the biggest. You should hear a "click" as it pops back into place. Try powering the camera back on.

If the lens doesn't extend at all or it extends, and then retracts again, do the following. Turn the camera off. Take the camera in one hand and with the other gently take one part of the lens and gently move it round in a circular movement. Do so with both sections of the lens. You will hear a "click" as it pops back in place. Power the camera on.

Another version of this fix would be to pull and twist on the largest ring of the lens while turning the camera on. Listen for a "click". If at first the focus seems to be off, turn the camera on and off and take lots of pictures, close ups and distance. Focus should slowly start improving.

5) If that doesn't work, there is an online guide for dismantling Canon cameras and fixing the E18 error. (NOTE: Try this only if your camera is no longer under warranty!) It is a great guide with pictures and it can be found here.

There are 2 other guides, one Bulgarian and one Estonian with the take apart procedure for Canon cameras. They are not in english but have a lot of pictures which help with the process.

- Bulgarian guide
- Estonian guide

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Cannot operate self timer on Ixus 750


Press the self-timer button (marked with a one-handed clock). Use up/down to select the delay. Start the self-timer by pressing the shutter release button.

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No image output on screen? everything else seems to be fine? Canon IXUS 430 serial nr. 8637511150. Thank you. Pine Pienaar


it seems you have turned off the screen display.
all you need to do is click on the "Disp" button and the image will come up.
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I switch the canon Ixus 60 on in camera mode and the LCD screen is blank. THe LCD screen works fine in video and review mode.


Think that you might have accidentally pressed the DISP or DISPLAY button on the back of your camera. This manually turns the LCD display on and off to save batteries. You would then use the optical viewfinder in its place. To turn the screen back on, just press the DISP button one more time.

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How do i get my canon powershot s400 to take atake self timer picture


Hello. I can assist you. Click on your camera's menu and find the rec menu. Then look for a symbol similar to a clock with one hand pointing at about 10:00. I am going to give you a free downloadable copy of the owner manual All of the details about the self timer are on page 60.
http://www.retrevo.com/support/Canon-S400-Digital-Cameras-manual/id/200ag100/t/2/
Regards, Joe
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Canon ixus 60 - lens error restart, restart camera


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How do i take a self portrait photo - in simple terms please


Do you have a tripod ? If not a table or some suitable flat surface that can serve as the tripod. Then set the timner to 10 seconds......press the button....and stand in position before the camera. You may get the shots you are looking for. I do not know if you can set the focus manually in this camera.

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Canon IXY 70/ IXUS 60


The main reason for this problem will be the computer it self
If you try to transfer the same pictures to another computer you may find good result
with your computer you have to check the monitor built in card

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