I have really loved this camera and have not had a problem for the 2 years I have had it. However...it has stopped shooting pics. The zoom and focus seem to work fine, everything seems to work normally but the actual shutter button will not respond. I have tried a different memory card and replaced with new batteries and reset to factory settings. I am very hesitant to send it in for repair afraid it will cost more than a new one to get fixed. Any suggestions?
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Re: Canon A85 has stopped shooting
The A85 has had problems with the operations deck assy which contains the primary controls that the customer uses to operate the camera. If this is the problem, the part is approx. $60 from Canon, I am not sure what they charge for labor to replace the bad component.
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If your Canon A85 shows similar/ like to below image then its ccd imager chip failure problem and ccd imager will be replaced.
Canon offers free of cost ccd imager replacement for A85 camera.
Click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details.
It is problem of bad CCD Imager in your Canon A85 camera and ccd imager will be replaced to get correct picture in live view/ shooting mode. Canon will repair your camera free of cost. Click Canon CCD Imager Advisory for details. Thanks.
Sometimes humidity is the problem . Please keep the camera under room temprature and on position for maximum time . For the Battery low problem first try using alkaline or lithium ion batteries and see if they work fine...
You have a bad CCD. Canon will fix it for free - here's the website link... http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=221&modelid=10468&keycode=2112&id=48264 Call the 800 number. Originally the A85 wasn't included in the repair recall, but they added it in 2006. I had the same problem. Hope this helps!
Hello, Your Canon A85 has problem of bad CCD Imager Sensor and this part will be replace to view live picture. Canon has scheme to repair free of cost such problem in A85 model. Please check details to obtain free of cost repair at Canon CCD Advisory. Thank you.
CCD sensor fault : playback fine but no image in capture mode. Replace the sensor. Canon repairs thse faults free of charge but you need to find out what their policy is with A85. As I said this is a classic : I get + - 5 A85s every week with this particular fault.
I have a Canon powershot A85 camera, and it works fine, but I get no picture in the LCD screen. It does take pictures and I can look at the pictures after I have taken them. I don't know if you live in Australia, if you do ring Canon on 131383. A lot of Canon camera's and also a lot of other digital camera's all have a problem with the CCD Chip. My brother has a Canon A75, he has had is for many years, and they fixed it free of charge, because it is a problem the camera has, so not something we done. Look on the internet and you will find a lot of info on it, also that it will be fixed free of charge. I also found the same information on a lot of other digital camera's, so ring Canon and find out, I hope this helps you.
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A complete camera failure is usually caused by a power problem. Naturally, after checking the batteries, you should inspect the metal battery terminals inside the battery compartment.
Also, many cameras (including the Canon A-series) have a memory card door with a safety interlock lever (power switch) that is engaged only when the door is completely closed.
Finally, I have learned (from a Canon camera forum at Digital Camera Resource) that there is a small fuse soldered to an internal circuit board that sometimes fails for no apparent reason with several different "A" series Canon digital cameras.
The fuse story, with photos for those brave enough to void their warranty and open up the camera, begins inside this thread,
"Canon powershot A85 spare part needed!!!"
at this web link:
You'll need to read a couple pages down to get the entire story.