How to Troubleshoot a Canon IXUS 75

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How to Troubleshoot a Canon IXUS 75
No need for film (film image by PaulPaladin from Fotolia.com)

The Canon IXUS 75, as it's known in Europe, or the Powershot SD750, as it's known in the United States, are both adept at capturing memories; however, even the best digital camera can malfunction. Troubleshoot your IXUS 75 to pinpoint potential problems so you can get back to capturing the world and events around you.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Canon battery charger

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Make sure the IXUS 75 camera is turned on if its LCD screen is dark. Push the power button located on the top edge of the device above the LCD screen.

  2. 2

    Verify that a battery is in the IXUS 75 if its unresponsive, even when you push the power button. Turn the camera over and locate its battery compartment, found on the bottom-right of the camera. Slide the battery cover to the right to open the slot.

  3. 3

    Remove the battery and charge it if a battery is in the slot but the camera is still unresponsive. Take the battery and slide it into Canon's included battery charger, inserting it with its metal prongs first. Plug the charger into an electric outlet and wait for the indicator light on the front of the charger to turn green. A completely empty IXUS 75 battery will take approximately 1-1/2 hours to recharge fully.

  4. 4

    Check that a memory card is in the IXUS 75 if you receive warnings of low storage capacity or if the camera won't let you take pictures. Open the battery compartment just as you did in Step 2. The memory card lies directly adjacent to the battery. If a memory card is inserted and you still get a full memory warning on the LCD screen, you may want to upgrade to a larger capacity card. The IXUS 75 can support all memory cards in the SD, SDHC and MultiMediaCards format.

  5. 5

    Change your shooting environment if you notice bars of strange colour on the LCD screen. This is common in direct sunlight and is a result of the camera's lens construction. It's not a malfunction or error and will not show up in still images, though it will appear in the final product if you're recording a movie on the IXUS 75.

Tips and warnings

  • If troubleshooting doesn't resolve your problems, call Canon's technical support line toll-free at 800-652-2666.
  • When charging the IXUS 75's battery, don't leave it in the charger after it's finished recharging. Prolonged overuse can create fire hazards.
  • Keep the IXUS 75 away from strong magnets or devices that emit magnetic fields, such as stereo speakers. The magnetic field can corrupt the camera's memory card and cause data corruption or image loss.

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