20 Most Recent Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Digital Camera Questions & Answers

Send it back and tell them to do an extended test of ALL functions until they see your problem

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Oct 31, 2017

There is a small button battery for time date in the main battery compartment. That is probably your culprit. I am pasting a Canon tech page to illustrate.
All the best

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jan 02, 2016

see if battery has a charge - or try the usb cable

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 08, 2015

In the menu look for a function something like Factory settings or Reset camera setting and use that

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Mar 02, 2015

Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa.
Organize edit and share your photos

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 22, 2014

After you've taken some shots press the button, button looks like an arrow head pointing to the right in a box...the preview button.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 04, 2014

What is wrong with yoru hard disk?

If you can't access your files,data recovery program can help.I used this one called Tenorshare Data Recovery to retrieve files off crashed HDD and it worked.
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Can't get it detected?

Turn the computer off without the external hard drive being plugged in.
plug the external hard drive in a usb port, power up, the systems post boot up will find the drive and inform windows what hardware is installed.
When windows boots up, it will look at all the hardware and find the external hard drive, when windows finishes booting up you should be able to see the drive in my computer.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 14, 2014

Is the broken tab somehow preventing you from putting the card into a card reader? If not, you can transfer your pictures normally.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 08, 2014

Did you try to press the display button on the back of the camera?
With the display button you can cycle through different things on the display. One is power save and it will display nothing. Perhaps that is everything you have to do. If that does not work, let me know.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Dec 16, 2013

Confirm that the battery is charged
Confirm that the battery is inserted facing the correct way
Confirm that the memory card/battery cover is fully closed
Dirty battery terminals reduce battery performance. Try cleaning the terminals with a cotton swab and reinserting the battery a few times.
Check if there is no debris or anything else in the battery compartment that can prevent correct contact between the battery terminals and the connection points in the camera.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 20, 2013

First test to see if the Replay (single right arrow) button actually works. That may be the problem. That button does two jobs. 1st it is supposed to enter the replay mode to show the last picture taken first. Apparently, from your description of the problem, that is not happening. To verify it is that switch that is dirty or defective, power up the camera, press the Replay button firmly just once, press the left arrow on the circular switch once. Wait until the lens retracts (about one minute). Then press the Replay button firmly once more. The camera should power down. If it doesn't, that proves the Replay switch is dirty or defective. Post the results of this test if possible.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 04, 2013

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