Did you ever figure out what the problem is? mine icon will flash, so i switch it to the mode where it is always supposed to flash, and it still will not take. very frustrating. i can not find anything out about this. thanks, nancy
I tried resetting the camera to the default settings and the camera did take pictures using flash. You can try this. Though resetting the camera solution works but the issue keep happening again and again. I am looking for a permanenet fix.
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Switching between Shooting and Playback.....32 .... Please note that Canon digital cameras are intended for personal use and should never be used .... Do not operatethe flash with dirt, dust or other items stuck to its lens. ..... PowerShot A520:.
Nov 30, 2007 - It was a fix for a Canon A520, but am not sure if it would work for ..... I have a Canon Powershot A540 which will not turn on and lens is stuck out extended.... (even when they are new) in camera mode and not playback mode.
Hi. I had the same problem. I called Canon and they told me to reset the camera, and it worked. The camera is back to normal. To reset, hit the "menu" button and then scroll over to the tab with the tools icon. Scroll down until you see "Reset All". Hit "set" then highlight OK and hit "set" again. It will say "busy" if it was reset correctly. I had to do it twice for it to work, but it seems to be working fine now. Hope that helps.
Sorry for the late response (don't know how I missed this post?).
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 camera's battery icon is flashing. 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:
Some of The Canon Powershot A530 and A540 cameras are subject to a 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 two links for more info: