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Navigation buttons not working

Hi, Just two weeks before I'm going on vacation some of my buttons on my S500/IXUS500 camera stopped working. The buttons are set, menu, disp, func, print/share and the navigation buttons. Power, zoom, wheel and mode selection works. I have been looking around too see if there where any "keypad lock" or similar but could not find anything. I have also checked the manual, canon.com and several other webpages. The camera operates fine though but I'm unable to use the menues or change the settings. I have also tried holding in the menu button for 5 seconds without luck. There seems like there is no buttons stuck. The incident happened when I had the camera in my jeans pocket (bad handling I know...) Hope anyone have experienced anything similar. Kind regards, Rune

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  • Rune Ellingsen Sep 07, 2007

    Well yes, a new camera is always an option. However, I'm quite sure there is an easy fix for this since it happened once before some year ago, and a stranger at restaurant fixed it without I got to know what he did. So that's why I thought there was a "key lock function" or similar.

    Regarding the holidays, I also have a digital SLR so I should be fine. I just wanted this camera for the underwater snaps.

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Just fixed my young daughters cheap Canon A495 by opening the cam and traced the wiring from the buttons to the circuit board. Carefully moved the flat cable a bit and now its a ok. Prolly just oxidation. You'll need a small screwdriver set, four tiny screws keeping A495 case together.

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As you say bad handling - these little items do need a large measure of TLC. A repairs is not going to be an economic option Treat your self to a new camera for your holidays

Posted on Sep 06, 2007

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