20 Most Recent Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera Questions & Answers

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Pictures too Dark

Try resetting the camera. Go into the setup menu and find "reset".
7/11/2019 4:08:50 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jul 11, 2019
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Same as posted - picture is way too dark when using flash. Help!

Try a camera reset. Go into the setup menu and scroll to "reset" and follow the on-screen instructions.
7/11/2019 4:08:43 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jul 11, 2019
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Can't view cr2 files on my computer

CR2 files appear to be in the RAW format, so you will need software that can open them. Try Irfanview or Faststone (both free).
1/28/2018 11:39:25 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jan 28, 2018
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Why does screen go black on all settings except C and VIDEO?

hi, press the disp button till you get the live view, if the batteries are more than 3 years old they may have depleted , hope this helps
1/13/2016 3:21:43 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jan 13, 2016
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Pictures are dark in Auto setting even though flash fires

Would increasing the ISO rating help ?
12/31/2015 11:50:06 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Dec 31, 2015
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How does a diy'er obtain the software needed to make repairs?

Go to manufacturer web site for download.
10/14/2015 7:37:06 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Oct 14, 2015
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Canon A630 just stopped working, lens stuck out/open

One idea: Can you connect to a computer over USB? Trying connecting it and turning it on to whatever setting you use to download photos. If your computer can still see the camera there's hope.

I checked the Canon website and there's no new firmware update available, so that's not an option.

I read the manual and the only reset option requires using the menu on the LCD, so that's out as an option too.

One last thought: Does it have an power adapter option? Perhaps you could plug it into wall power in order to completely eliminate the batteries from the circuit. If that works you know it's the battery.
7/16/2015 1:37:43 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jul 16, 2015
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I have a Canon Powershot A630 that will not focus. I have it set on Auto and when I see the image, it is always blurry. I can't get the lens to focus. It goes in and out of focus and settles in bl

Hi! Make sure your lens is clean and free of any smudges or debris. Ensure that you are far enough away from your subject that the minimum focusing distance has been achievedMost auto-focus systems use contrast to detect what needs to be sharp. If you are shooting something that is all the same color, the camera will probably not be able to focus.Make sure there is plenty of light on the subject; even if to the naked eye it looks like there is light, the camera focus system will have a hard time detecting your subject if it is not extremely well lit. Hope that helps!
4/24/2015 8:32:07 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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I've been taking videos fine for years. Now it stops after a few minutes and shows a yellow envelope looking icon. What does it mean?

Hi, would you be able to post a picture of the error that you are receiving?
4/24/2015 8:21:47 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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My camera the screen dont work is black, it take picture, but i have to look thru the hole

These point and shoot cameras are known for such problems. I have purchased many off ebay and worked on them. Some I wish I had never touched and some were easy fixes. When you dont use them for a long time they seem to go bad, the batteries are a big problem. Contacts in these get crusted with acids and just one flake of that will get on other parts and cause all sorts of problems. Black screen is huge problem with all makers. My advice is look for another camera unless you have soem very small tools and take it apart. I fixed on just by readjusting the ribbon cable just a fraction and the screen came back alive. Good luck
2/1/2015 11:37:50 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 01, 2015
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What setting to take a photo? Sometimes the screen is blank or filled withsymbols if I hit Menu or Function set. That is, how do i clear the screen, or prepare to take a shot?

at the back of the camera there is a Display button (mark as DISP) press it a few times until all symbols will dissapear on the screen good luck 25158504-5hsv3zpujozsuzfucwcyrfax-5-0.jpg image from: http://www.cameras.co.uk/camera-reviews/canon-powershot-a630.cfm
1/8/2015 12:13:02 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jan 08, 2015
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Lcd won't work when it is flipped and facing out in the back.

The flex strip is cut and thats why you are facing that problem ... please use it the way it works till you can ,,,,, when it completely goes dead have it replaced by a repairman ....
9/13/2014 8:54:37 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Sep 13, 2014
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Why does my Canon A630 camera say low battery, even though the batteries are new?

The battery is weak. Repalce it.
9/1/2014 4:50:01 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Sep 01, 2014
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Transcend 8gb poswert

Although the Canon Powershot A630 is a great camera, it has an age.It is made for SD cards and since the A630 saw the world there were several changes with SD cards. The cards grew in size and till 4Gbyte they were called SD card. Nowedays you only can get few 4GByte cards called SD. Soon after the 4Gbyte mark was reached they started to make SDHC cards. that is why most 4Gbyte cards now are also SDHC. Till they reached 32 GByte not much changed, only speed was becoming better. After the 32 GByte the SDXC cards came. For every step up, the equipment that used SD cards had to be changed. The newer apparatus can use old SD or "lesser" SD cards. The old apparatus only are capable of using SDHC card if a software upgrade is done. But only apparatus close to the introduction of a new card could be upgraded with new firmware. So if Canon never offered an upgrade, you only can use normal SD cards and no SDHC cards. Your Trancend 8Gb card is definitely a SDHC card.If you want a "Big" card for your Canon, try to buy a Platinum 4GB SD card.Please take care the advert does not say SDHC or SDXC
12/18/2013 11:10:55 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Dec 18, 2013
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Conon power shot sx 160 will only take 3 pictures

What size card are you using?
12/7/2013 10:14:58 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Dec 07, 2013
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