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Old December 31st 05, 08:01 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,alt.comp.periphs.dcameras.canon
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My Canon SD400 gave me a warning that the battery was running out, and
began to suck the lens back in. I pressed the on/off button while the
lens was moving and it stopped the lens and turned the camera back on.
I realized my error and pressed the button again to turn it off. As
the lens was sucking back in for the second time, the battery
completely ran out.

After charging the battery, the camera is almost non-operational. When
you turn it on in the picture or movie mode, the LCD lights up with
"Canon" then the camera beeps six times and shuts off.

I contacted Canon and they want me to send the camera back to them
(It's under warranty). Anybody have any advice or suggestions I could
try before I do this?

Note: I've tried every combination of buttons, holding buttons down
while I turn it off and on, using a fully charged battery, trying a
different card or no card at all, lightly twisting, pushing, and
pulling the lens. Nothing has worked.

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Old December 31st 05, 11:51 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,alt.comp.periphs.dcameras.canon
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Default Canon SD400 lens stuck out

Gary B wrote:
My Canon SD400 gave me a warning that the battery was running out, and
began to suck the lens back in. I pressed the on/off button while the
lens was moving and it stopped the lens and turned the camera back on.
I realized my error and pressed the button again to turn it off. As
the lens was sucking back in for the second time, the battery
completely ran out.

After charging the battery, the camera is almost non-operational.
When you turn it on in the picture or movie mode, the LCD lights up
with "Canon" then the camera beeps six times and shuts off.

I contacted Canon and they want me to send the camera back to them
(It's under warranty). Anybody have any advice or suggestions I could
try before I do this?

Note: I've tried every combination of buttons, holding buttons down
while I turn it off and on, using a fully charged battery, trying a
different card or no card at all, lightly twisting, pushing, and
pulling the lens. Nothing has worked.


Send it in. The design of the lens extension mechanism prevents the
user from doing anything but damage in trying to move the lens into
position. I think that the camera looses information about where,
exactly, the lens is in its traverse when it looses power and has no way
to recover.

Q


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Old January 1st 06, 01:29 AM posted to rec.photo.digital,alt.comp.periphs.dcameras.canon
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Default Canon SD400 lens stuck out

Quaoar wrote:

Note: I've tried every combination of buttons, holding buttons down
while I turn it off and on, using a fully charged battery, trying a
different card or no card at all, lightly twisting, pushing, and
pulling the lens. Nothing has worked.



Send it in. snip


Yeh if it's under warranty, you should send it in. Here's an interesting
link about this problem though...
http://blogs.yucs.org/~dwallach/2004...r_instruc.html
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Old January 1st 06, 08:29 AM posted to rec.photo.digital,alt.comp.periphs.dcameras.canon
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Thanks for the link to the repair instructions. I surely wouldn't try it,
but it's really interesting how it's done! I had an Ixus 400 that twice had
the E18 message: I sent the camera to Canon-approved repair (each time to a
different one), and they repaired it for nothing (in Germany).


 




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