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Try using a separate card reader instead of the camera.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Mar 23, 2021


You need the wireless adapter for this, you cannot do this with the camera.

Canon EOS 5D... • Answered on Mar 08, 2021


Normal 0 BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH – FIXED AT LAST - After doing several hours of research on the internet, I have been able to eliminate the problem on my Powershot S2 IS. I started with the “fix” as suggested by guidofoc in a post on the “flickr” site. Thanks guidofoc! His procedure did fix the problem for me but it only lasted a day. The next day, back to the same old black screen. For the next few days/weeks, when I wanted to use my camera, I did the same procedure and it would come back to life but would be black again the next time I powered up the camera or a day later.
Back to internet research! On the “Fixya” site, I found a picture of the camera shutter and diaphragm blades. This picture was posted by “andyhutton” who was also having the same “black screen” problem. He had disassembled his camera and found what appeared to be an oil exuding on the shutter diaphragm blades. He disassembled the camera, cleaned it thoroughly, and reassembled it. This fixed his camera. Other information I found indicated that what appeared to be oil was a little “stiffer” than oil, almost hard. It was thought that this was happening after leaving in a hot car other high temperature environment.
All this made sense to me but I didn’t relish the thought of tearing the camera apart and reassembling it. This procedure reportedly took about 6-8 hours. And this was by a person who considered himself, to have a reasonable amount of mechanical ability. I definitely DON’T RECOMMEND this approach unless you have tried all else and are ready to junk your camera. Using this information I theorized that if I used the temporary fix procedure and then repeatedly activated the shutter, perhaps the “wiping action” may wear down the frictional areas and free up the shutter blades to move more freely. I tried it. Voila! It has worked now for the last 6-8 weeks without a failure. Here is my final procedure:

Set the camera in Tv mode, (delayed shutter mode) set the shutter at 15 sec, click to take a picture and during that 15 secs (like, after 7 seconds) open the battery, compartment which cuts contact with the battery circuit. Close the battery cover. At this point the camera works fine for me but only temporarily as noted above. Sometimes however, this procedure had to be performed more than once. Here is the key to the permanent fix. While the camera is working via the temporary fix, take many, many pictures. Hundreds! I probably snapped 400-600 pics. The idea is to wear down the little patches of hardened oil on the shutter blades. For the next three of days I took hundreds of pics each day. Basically, I just aimed the camera at the wall or whatever and snapped off several hundred pics.

Now that I seem to have my camera working permanently, my plan is to NOT leave my camera in a high temperature environment, and to try to use it regularly. Maybe, not unlike many other things, if it gets no regular use, it may start to deteriorate.

No guarantees but I do hope this helps someone.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 28, 2021


Hi,

I think you accidently selected FORMAT option from settings, Formatting the memory card erase all the data including protected images and other file types. So, once you formatted the memory card there is no way to restore them.

Thanks...!!

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 25, 2021


I'm afraid that's exactly what it could be. A bad card which can't be formatted. Occasionally digital warnings can get it right, Occasionally.

Memory cards don't last forever and depending on it's use and treatment they can die sometimes somewhat prematurely. Just removing the card whilst it''s being accessed by the camera can ruin a card for good. Just check that the record inhibit tab isn't in place on the card. It's a little tab which when closed will stop the pictures stored on it from being accidently erased. Although usually the camera will say protect and not error.

I'd be inclined to try formatting the card in another camera if you can borrow one for a few minutes. Whatever you do, don't try formatting it in your computer. Or borrow a known good card and try it. If it works it would appear your card is dead.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 25, 2021


Hello. Turn the camera on and go to the menu. Find reset and reset your camera. This will take you back to the original factory settings. Next you may have to format your memory card. once again go to your menu and find format. Formatting will erase what you have on that card, so if you do not want to lose those pix save them to your computer first. Joe

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 25, 2021


Download and try below free software to recover deleted files.

File Recovery

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 25, 2021


Hvae you tried taking the card out then looking on the camera for any stored images.

A lot of cameras will automatically use the storage card when it is inserted instead of the camera memory.

You maybe out of luck and lost all your pictures.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 25, 2021


Try Formatting the card.
Someone could have locked it accidently.

Canon Cameras • Answered on Feb 25, 2021


Hello Dear,
There is no internal memory present in any of the Canon Cameras but you can take your Card to a data recovery expert and your photos can be retrieved 100%.
You are suggested not to use this card any more, as if over written there will be NO chances for Data Recovery.
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Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 25, 2021


Hey seasea911,
I've read nothing but good things about Art Plus Digital Recovery software, but if it's not working I would keep trying different software until I find one that works. I would make sure your SD card is not set to the locked position before trying to recover your images.

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Allan
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Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 25, 2021


First, don't use the card again until you recover! Piriform's Recuva is a free photo recovery program that will allow you to recover images and data from your cards and devices. They're the same people that make CCleaner and are pretty reputable. I don't endorse them here, I've just successfully used their software in the past. Recuva Undelete Unerase File and Disk Recovery Free Download

Canon Powershot... • Answered on Feb 18, 2021


First of all, do not save any new file to camera's memory card.Take out memory card, and connect it to computer using a card reader. You should see memory card shown as a drive letter (like H:) in Windows Explorer.Download this camera photo recovery softwarehttp://www.asoftech.com/apr/Install and open the photo recovery software, select the memory card, and click 'Start' button.

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 18, 2021


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Canon Digital... • Answered on Feb 18, 2021


In order to avoid any problems with any technique, I prefer to study the user manual in order to understand the different Canon models. You can read the user manual from this site http://canon.manymanuals.com

Canon Cameras • Answered on Dec 14, 2020


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Canon Cameras • Answered on Nov 25, 2020


If you have windows - use windows movie maker. After you import the clip - go to toos>effects. Here you have the option to rotate it 90 or 270 degrees (depending on how you took the video). when you finish - plublish the movie. Now it should be rotated

Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Nov 24, 2020

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