Question about Canon PowerShot A80 Digital Camera
More than likely you have a bent pin in the card slot. Remove the card and look inside the card slot. If you notice any bent pins, remove the camera's batteries, then attempt to straighten the bent pin using a small/skinny jewelers screwdriver (you can get a jewelers kit from most dollar store tools sections).
Just bend the pin back as best that you can, it doesn't have to be perfect. Once there, SLOWLY reinsert the CF card. The card itself will fine-align the bent pin. If any resistance is encountered, immediately stop as the pin is not straight enough. Try straightening the pin again and repeat the insertion until the card goes in without resistance.
Posted on Sep 03, 2008
SOURCE: Memory Card Error
Chances are that the contacts in the card slot are either dirty or worn out. First thing I would try would be to try blow out the card slot. I suggest caned air, You could use a straw and Puffs of breath, but keep it dry. If that doesn’t work put a lint free cloth over a piece of cardboard about the same size as a memory stick. Be vary careful that it is not thicker then the memory stick. Dampen the end with Alcohol (Denatured Alcohol is best but standard rubbing alcohol might work in a pinch). I repeat, dampen with alcohol not dripping wet. Remove the battery just to be sure. Insert the swab into the card slot a half of a dozen times when you pull it out look to see if you see any residue on the swab. Hopefully you see dark stripes on the cloth. Let the camera sit with an empty slot (and no battery) for a hour before you try it again.
If all that fails the last chance (short of replacing the card reader) try to put some electrical tape on the memory stick on the side opposite from the gold contacts, be carful not to cover the contacts. Try one piece of type at a time and DON’T force the memory stick into the slot This will slightly increase the pressure on the contacts inside the card reader slot. If you have to resort to this be carful that the tape sticks completely and that it is neatly trimmed, you don’t want the type coming off inside the cameras. If this works you will need to add tape to all memory sticks used in this camera. I would NOT use any “taped” sticks in any other readers without removing the tape first.
Posted on Feb 12, 2008
SOURCE: my camera doesnt turn on
z60...it may be an issue with the motherboard. Easiest way to find out...remove the card and battery. Let the camera sit overnight. Before placing the card and battery back in it....press the power button and hold it down for 15 seconds. Release it...put battery and card back in. If that doesn't fix it...you have serious problems.
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
SOURCE: S400 memory card error
The internal BIOS battery has run down and is causing this error. Don't attempt to fix this yourself. Canon will fix this for you for free, with free shipping, regardless of your camera's warranty status. See and print out the following advisory:
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
As per the Samsung digimax range, internal memory seems to be faulty. Insert an external memory card and try to power up the camera.....
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
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