Question about Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera
When taking photos..there are some horizontal lines appearing in the photo..and when shooting at super macro mode..images appears black wit weird colors..what is the problem? thnx
Have opened my camera. (it was useless anyway, right?) GUess what I found: in the lens-assembly there is a ribbon cable that controls the two solenoids, one of the shutter, one of the diafragm (or what it's called). This one is broken, the electric circuits are discontinued and so there is no control. It seems to be a design error since it broke exactly where the ribbon bends at 180 degrees almost with no place for a loop most of the focussing time. Can anyone find out where to find a NEW replacement ribbon cable?
Posted on May 03, 2008
Same problem ater 1.5 years. Called up customer service and they told me to bring it in and I would have to absorb the repair fees. They added that there was no recall done on this model. I will not be buying Cannon products again, very dissapointed to have wasted my money on this.
Posted on Jul 29, 2008
I should have posted this good news earlier.
Canon Canada have fixed my camera free of charge.
Apparently they issued a recall advisory for this type of camera. They will fix it for free regarless of warranty if indeed the problem caused by "CCD". I read it on Canon USA. I then contacted Canon Canada by email and was suggested to bring in the camera for repair / part replacement. I did.
Posted on Apr 17, 2008
I had the same problem with my canon powershot A410...and guess what...i just took out the memory card out and then put it in again and it WORKED!
just check the memory card and replace it also maybe its damaged...
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
Ok, same problem but on a camera that is at least 3-4 years old, funny thing is in video mode there isn't a problem the picture is as clear as ever.
Posted on Jul 21, 2010
The solution is a very thin copper wire soldered from the top onto inside of the magnetic winding and the ribbon cable from cdrom/dvdrom/ floppy could also be used only 4 wires are needed ignore the other two it has no connections inside
Posted on Jan 15, 2010
I got the same problem too with powershot a460 .after two years, it started to have this problem, maybe this is a common issue. ill try to contact canon service centers and hopefully it could be fixed free of charge. amy lisondra
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
i have the solution for problem of horizontal lines appearing in photo.
the ribbon cable connected with lens assembly gets damaged after a certain number of its operation say ten thousand or so. this is manufecturing limitation or defect.
so you got to changed it either under warranty or on payment. the total cost is something rs 700/- in delhi chandani chowk market and almost of one hour time.
if any body have any other solution pl share.
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
Try visiting Canon Philippines in Makati. I myself experienced this problem last June 26, 2008. I reported it to them and asked me to bring my Canon PS A430 to them. At first they insist that the problem occur due to temperature where I kept my camera. But I told them that I'm from Baguio and there is no bearing on their claim. I also told them that I didn't mishandle my camera. I guess Canon Philippines sees my point so they fixed and replace the broken parts plus 3 months warrany on it. Now I'm back on shooting pictures =D
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
I should have posted this earlier. I got my camera fixed free of charge by Canon in March-08.
Apparently there was a recall advisory for this type of camera. I read the advisory on Canon USA website and was advised to contact Canon in Canada. I sent an email requesting solution to Canon Canada & was suggested to bring the camera in for service / part replacement. I did.
Posted on Apr 17, 2008
I had a similar problem with my powershot A430 recently. I took it to a canon service center (Bangalore, India) and they identified the problem as "shutter unit problem". My cam was under warranty so they fixed it for free and also replaced my lens (even though i didnt ask for it!). :-)
Take your cam to canon; they will fix it. I'm really happy with the customer service. All the best!
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
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