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powershot sx 530 flashing indicater light

greacia
Apprentice

When I turn on my camera, the lens protrudes a bit, and the indicator light flashes yellowish green, and all camera actions ceases no matter which button I press.  Sometimes I get an error code of 42, but usually the camera turns itself off.  Can anybody give me an explantion as to what is wrong and what if anything I can do to fix the problem?  Thanks in advance of any advice.   judy

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Tronhard
Elite
Elite

A short search indicates the following for your error code 42:
This usually only happens if the camera is dropped or if the camera has previously been taken apart. The shutter could be manually opened, freeing the hinges; however, this may not fully fix them. In this case, the camera may need to be taken apart so that the shutter hinges can be cleaned and realigned.


cheers, TREVOR

Before you ask us, have you looked in the manual or on the Canon Support Site?
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris

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Tronhard
Elite
Elite

A short search indicates the following for your error code 42:
This usually only happens if the camera is dropped or if the camera has previously been taken apart. The shutter could be manually opened, freeing the hinges; however, this may not fully fix them. In this case, the camera may need to be taken apart so that the shutter hinges can be cleaned and realigned.


cheers, TREVOR

Before you ask us, have you looked in the manual or on the Canon Support Site?
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris
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