Canon PowerShot A200 Troubleshooting
- Camera won't turn on
- Camera won't shoot pictures
- Shots are blurry or unfocused
- Subject comes out underexposed (too dark)
- Subject comes out overexposed (too light)
- The flash does not fire
- Manual shutter is jammed
- LCD display is not working
No matter what you do, you can't get your camera to turn on. Try going here for replacing the batteries.
If your camera won't turn on, replace the batteries with two new AA batteries. Make sure they are inserted in the correct direction (negative/positive in the right direction). See replace batteries.
Another possibility is that the incorrect battery type has been inserted into the camera. Insert two, brand-new, AA batteries in the correct orientation. See replace batteries.
The batteries may not be making good electrical connection with the camera. Remove batteries and wipe ends with a clean dry cloth.
No matter what you do, you can't get the camera to take a picture.
Change camera into picture shooting mode.
Wait until the flash charges fully. Try pressing the shutter button when the indicator is orange.
Remove card and unload pictures onto computer to free up space on the card. Or replace the full memory card with another that already has free space.
Reformat the memory card. If this does not work, replace with another new card, because it is defective.
When taking pictures, the shots come out poorly.
Hold the camera steady while shooting.
Do not block the AF-assist beam with your finger, or any other object while shooting a picture.
Ensure at least 20cm distance the camera lens and the subject of the picture. Or, use the macro mode to shoot close-ups between 5-20cm from the lens. When shooting distance, set the camera to infinity mode.
Pictures are too dark when displayed.
Set the flash feature on.
Set the exposure compensation to a positive value.
When the flash is used, the distance between lens and subject should not exceed 2m.
Pictures come out too light when displayed.
When flash is used, the distance between lens and subject should be no less than 20cm.
Set exposure compensation to a negative value.
Adjust the camera angle away from the sun/light source.
Set the flash to any mode other than on.
When shooting a picture, the flash does not work.
Set the flash mode to any mode other than off.
The shutter opener/closer is stuck.
Wiggle is carefully, hoping to break free the parts jammed.
Replace the shutter fixture. See replace shutter guide.
LCD display does not display correctly when on. Try going here for replacing the LCD display.
Replace LCD display. See replace LCD display guide.