20 Most Recent Canon PowerShot A430 Digital Camera - Page 7 Questions & Answers

windows 7 is a new os hence all the drivers are not available yet. so install the vista driver in the older version compatibility mode which can be done by opening control panel of your computer then go for the options of progams and features and then install the older version program. then it will work

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jan 18, 2010

if you do not find a driver for Linux...try a card reader ..this will be seen auto ..and you will be able to manage the files from the card directly .....just like from a memory stick...or any other removable device ...

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Jan 14, 2010

Try using batterys with a higher amp hour rating, also try cleaning the battery contacts inside the compartment with a cotton cue tip dampened with 100% alcohol (tape head cleaning fluid). If it is cold where you live, try warming up batterys in your hands or pocket for 10-15 minutes first.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Dec 14, 2009

This symptom is the shutter is stuck closed, try takeing out the batteries and putting new in if that does not work then what you got here is a repair. I would suggest taking the camera to a cmaera shop to have it looked at.

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Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Dec 02, 2009

The Canon website should have drivers for you under 'Support'. Make sure you choose the right model number and Windows XPif asked.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Dec 01, 2009


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Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 29, 2009

Tend to agree with you that it's a common design problem for the A430, but it's a very different issue than CCD failure mentioned in you referenced article.

Please see this Fixya post instead of the one that you mention above. Unfortunately, Canon has yet to officially recognize this A430 specific problem. But if you reference this Fixya post, (include a link), when contacting Canon (if in US, email is CareCenter@cits.canon.com. You'll have to research www.canon.com to find an equivalent UK email contact), who knows you might get lucky

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 12, 2009

Forget all that...use a card reader to download your pics.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Nov 10, 2009

i am facing same problem with my canona430 camera , I have been using for the past 2.5 years. I went to authorised service center & they told me the prob. is due to over exposure & repairing cost will be around Rs.3000/-(approx. USD 60) with bill

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Oct 28, 2009

i have this excact same camera ... happened to me... it will work after a little bit, open battery door and let sit for 3 days, other wise turn screen off

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Oct 21, 2009

Reformat the SD card with your computer. This will delete all data on the card. Do you use a usb cable to upload pics to your computer or put the SD card in a media slot? Either way, find the drive that corresponds to your SD card or camera in "My Computer". Right click on it and select 'format'. A new window will open with a check box for 'quick format'. Check the box and click OK. A prompt will appear stating all data will be erased. Click OK. In a few seconds, the card will be reformatted.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Oct 07, 2009


If you are experiencing short battery life with a rechargeable batteries try the ff:

  • recondition the battery by draining the battery
  • charge the battery but when it is full reconnect the charger (do this until the charging indicator is not lighting even if you reconnect the charger)
  • try to use other batteries
Hope this help


Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 18, 2009

Hi there,

Were you able to solve your camera? I got my Camera fixed for FREE! I was able to do macro shots again. Trust me and go to canon. What I did is to print this advisory from canon itself. And show it to them.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 12, 2009

put batteries in very carefully - not bouncing them in. If you get the 'change the batteries message' then open the battery cover turn the camera a little gently to reposition the batteries and hopefully it should go away. Test your charger too ... is it charging? is it the same thing with non-rechargeable batteries?remember Batteries don't work well when cold this could cause the camera to shutdown. It might also be that the auto shut down setting is too short unless it is shutting down while you are actually shooting.make sure you are using the correct battery type and match.clean the contacts in the battery compactment.hope this helps

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Sep 06, 2009

cudgegong said in another forum:

To resolve the annoying "change the batteries" problem. Goto menu, choose yellow menu, select
file No. reset to ON. Turn camera off and back on.

Voila fixed.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 21, 2009

I'm not familiar with the A430 specifically, but all digital cameras have exposure settings for the type of picture you're taking (outdoor scene, portrait, shadows, etc.). Since you can take good interior pictures, I think you're likely set on a "indoor" or "shadow" setting rather than "auto". Some of the icons are a little confusing but "auto" is the best setting for most situations. If the camera is set to auto already, then I would suspect that the light sensor is defective and contacting Canon Support is your best option.

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 13, 2009

There is the shutter problem in this camera model.
You can contact with nearest Canon Authorised Service Center. There is no charge applicable for this problerm (Not even service charge).

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 11, 2009

try fixing your brightness withing the menu

Canon PowerShot... | Answered on Aug 10, 2009

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