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PowerShot SX540 HS Screen Keeps Flashing

shanjack1981
Apprentice

Looking for some help. I am not an experienced photographer. Yesterday I turned my camera on to take some pictures of the kids and the screen keeps flashing, just going crazy as if someone is pushing all kinds of buttons on it. It won’t stop and I don’t know what to do. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. 

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stevet1
Mentor
Mentor

Shanjack1981,

It sounds like you have a short somewhere.

Steve Thomas

shadowsports
Legend
Legend

Greetings,

Start by removing the camera's memory card and retest.

If you have another battery, test with it.  

If you can perform a settings reset, I'd try this as well.  

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


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John_Q
Product Expert
Product Expert

Hello shanjack1981,

Let's try removing everything from the camera, (memory card and battery), and wiping the contacts on the card and battery with a clean, dry microfiber cloth to ensure they are clean and are not causing some sort of electrical interference. Try the camera again with just the battery in. Please make sure that you are using a genuine Canon battery. If the issue still persists, then the camera may need to be serviced. 

Please follow the link below to access our online repair portal to arrange for service: 

 

https://mycanon.usa.canon.com/signin 

 

Instructions for Accessing and Using the Online Repair Portal 

 

You will need to access or create your My Canon Account. 

 

If you already have a My Canon Account and your product is already registered, simply click on the “Get Repair Services” link on the left menu and follow the onscreen instructions to arrange for service for your product. 

 

If you have a My Canon Account and your product is not registered, you must register your product first. Click on the “Get Repair Services” link on the left menu, then click on the “Register Product” link on the right. After your product is registered, click on the “Get Repair Service” link on the left menu and follow the onscreen instructions to arrange for service for your product. 

 

If you do not have a My Canon Account, you will need to create one. After you create your account, click on the “Add Product” link to register your first product. After your product is registered, click on the “Get Repair Service” link on the left menu and follow the onscreen instructions to arrange for service for your product. 

 

Once you have completed the repair request, you will have an opportunity to print a copy of the request for your records. This request form will also contain shipping instructions and an address label that you will attach to the outside of your shipping box when mailing your equipment for repair.  

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