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Canon Powershot S1 IS Image Freeze

This issue occurs in both picture-taking mode and movie-taking mode. In movie-taking mode the camera fails to write the movie to the memory card. The camera "locks" onto a random image and stops functioning. I cannot use the power switch to turn the camera on or off, nor can I take a photograph or command the camera to start/stop taking a movie. I must take out the batteries for 30-60 seconds, wherein the camera restarts itself. I have been unsuccessful in finding internet postings for this problem, so I am looking for ideas.

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  • dcosmin Dec 22, 2007

    Same problem - canon poweshot A610

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Well I never real had that problem but I guess It's a software failure... Try to go to CANON website and download an updated version of your software...

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