Canon A520 Everything works, except the button you take pictures with. It wont work.
I have basically tried everything and it wont work.
No matter what I do, I cant take any pictures.
It used to work and now it wont, but its weird cause everything else works.
The shutter is glitchy when you turn it on, but thats easily fixed.. & the camara wont take pictures.
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Re: Canon A520 Everything works, except the button you...
I need more information about what symptoms you are experiencing.
I am going to guess that your shutter is stuck closed. This would cause a blank image to show on the view screen and your captured pictures. The regular icons and text would still display normally. Is this what you are seeing? If not please explain further what is happening and I will respond again with more information.
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If the button remains pressed down unnaturally it is probable that something like dust or sand may have gotten in the tiny space around the button. If so try tapping the camera gently. Try putting in fresh batteries, and check the settings.
We have a Canon A520 and it was having all the symptoms noted. Searched for a resolution on numerous sites including the Canon Support site. While on the Canon Support site, I found an FAQ on "How to RESET the A520". Turn camera on, find and hold MENU button for 5+ seconds until "Reset settings to default?" screen appears. Arrow over to OK and press the SET button. When we did this the battery low indicator showed, replaced batteries with standard alkaline batteries. Everything functions properly, with no additional problems for the past 5 days. I guess the camera just lost its mind and had to be defaulted and rebooted, hope this helps.
Did you try calling Canon tech support or returning to retailer if the camera is really not functioning properly this soon after purchase, I'd try returning it once all troubleshooting issues have not resolved the issue.