Question about Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera
I needed to change the batteries of my PowerShot A540 and did this without turning the camera off first. It is now 'frozen' in the act of trying to retract the lens. It won't turn on. All that happens when I try to turn it on is that the green light on the top briefly goes on.
What should I do?
This has nothing to do with removing the battery.This problem is common in digital cameras especially canon.There are a few things you can try
1: Place the camera flat onits back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutterbutton down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The ideais that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending,hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
2:Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the ideaof blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens.Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat”setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
And the third fix. Well there is some potential of damagin the camera but may people have reported to have got it working by a systematic whacking procedure.
Posted on Jul 13, 2008
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