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You have to go like a surgeon, get the loose part and resolder it back on the board. Sounds easy but it is not - working on those cameras is a bear because they are so small and have so many screws and ............G2 is a great camera - I have 2 of them / go for it. Good luck.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Sep 16, 2017


This is what can happen if you do not follow the explicit instructions in the manual.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on May 02, 2017


We had a similar problem. If you remove the cover to the place where the LCD hinges, you will find two little wires broken off. These attach to a black touch sensor resting in the lcd screen. It comes out easily and without issue. WIth the two wires torn, the camera does not recognize that the LCD display has been turned around. It turns the screen off because it believes you have the LCD screen pointed inward towards the body of the camera. A small extension for the wires and a soldering iron solved that set of problems.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on May 01, 2017


Hello. I'm not sure if the camera has failed but try this sequence.Plug camera into tv then turn on camera then push review button. This is the only way 2 of my cameras will work for tv viewing.
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Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jan 07, 2015


cudgegong said in another forum:

To resolve the annoying "change the batteries" problem. Goto menu, choose yellow menu, select
file No. reset to ON. Turn camera off and back on.

Voila fixed.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Mar 02, 2013


Have you tried pressing the display button ? It should switch from LCD to viewfinder.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jan 27, 2013


Consider 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 or FireWire). 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 cataloging program, such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jun 22, 2011


Try NOT using a driver.

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 or FireWire). 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 cataloging program.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Apr 29, 2011


The camera will take more than 999 photos if you have the compression set to high and the image size set to small.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Apr 28, 2011


Your camera may not be able to take a card that big...check your owner's manual.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Mar 12, 2011


Take a look inside your camera's CF card slot. I suspect that you may have a bent pin in there. If so, don't fret. Although professional repair would be more costly than the value of the camera, there is a very good chance that you can repair this yourself. Please see this link.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 28, 2011


Good day,

This tip will explain a few methods on how to try and fix your lens if it is stuck or you get a lens error on your screen.

Please note that all these methods are used at the users own risk and that I can not be held responsible for any damages or losses that occur while trying these methods.

1. If your camera is still under warranty, send your camera to the manufacturer to be replaced or fixed professionally.

2. If your camera is out of warranty try these methods.

Make sure your batteries are fully charged.
Remove the batteries for 10min. Replace the batteries and see if the problem persists.
Try compressed air. This method can be useful if there are any sand or any other object stuck in the lens motors. Use compressed air with a fine tip. Direct the air between the camera body and lens and move in a circular motion around the lens to complete a full rotation.
You can also try to tap the padded USB cover firmly on a flat surface like a table. This is sometimes a surprisingly effective method.
The last method is to try and force the lens. Turn of your camera and place it on its back on a flat surface. Look at the spacing between the lens and the body and see if the gap is consistent all the way around the lens. If the gap is not even it is likely that the camera fell while the lens was extended. Now VERY GENTLY push down on the lens were the gap is the biggest until you her a "click". This will indicate that the lens is back in place. Try powering back on.
If the lens does not extend or it extend and retracts turn of the camera. Hold the camera in your one hand and with the other hand turn the one part of the lens in a circular motion. Rotate both sections of the lens until you hear a "click". This will indicate that the lens popped back in place. Power the camera back on.
The last method you can use is to turn the lens while powering on the camera until you hear a "click". Power the camera of and back on to see if it works.

If any of the methods listed above failed to work for your lens problem it would be wise to take it on to a professional to get your camera repaired.

Thanks for taking the time to read my tip and feel free to let me know if it was of any help.
You can also visit http://www.fixya.com/support/r7041378-digital_camera_lens_problems

Regards
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Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 10, 2011


You can download Canon software from
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_pro_series/powershot_g2#DriversAndSoftware

You might want to consider NOT connecting the camera to the 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 or FireWire). 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. Or you can use any photo cataloging program.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Dec 18, 2010


If you used a memory card, take it down to CVS pharmacy or the equivalent, and have your pictures put on disk. They normally charge around 1. to 3. dollars, depending on how many pictures you have on your camera.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Nov 07, 2010


Yes It can handle maximum upto 2 GB Compact Flash Type ll

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Sep 18, 2010

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