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Problems with STICK

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Problems with STICK
« on: 20 / April / 2023, 06:51:35 »
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I used an SD for CHDK in my Canon PowerShotSX260HS for years but it recently became corrupt. I bought a new 16 GB card. However, when trying to use STICK to prepare the card the process stops as shown in Image-2.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Problems with STICK
« Reply #1 on: 20 / April / 2023, 13:50:15 »
I used an SD for CHDK in my Canon PowerShotSX260HS for years but it recently became corrupt. I bought a new 16 GB card. However, when trying to use STICK to prepare the card the process stops as shown in Image-2.

Any help would be much appreciated.
Are you starting it using the stickx.cmd ? http://zenoshrdlu.com/stick/stick.html suggests this should be used if you get permission errors.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

Re: Problems with STICK
« Reply #2 on: 20 / April / 2023, 15:39:29 »
I used an SD for CHDK in my Canon PowerShotSX260HS for years but it recently became corrupt. I bought a new 16 GB card. However, when trying to use STICK to prepare the card the process stops as shown in Image-2.

Any help would be much appreciated.
Are you starting it using the stickx.cmd ? http://zenoshrdlu.com/stick/stick.html suggests this should be used if you get permission errors.

I ran it again using the stickx.cmd you pointed out and it ran perfectly. I am now happy to say that my faithful camera is working beautifully again. I am not a techie person and in my panic I obviously didn't read everything properly.

As a photographer I only use the camera to produce RAW files to evaluate lighting and composition on photo shoots so I would have been lost without it. From what I have read in the documentation there is much more to be learned, I should spend some time investigating.

Many, many thanks for your help.

Best regards
Keith


Re: Problems with STICK
« Reply #3 on: 21 / April / 2023, 04:29:20 »
I spoke too soon I'm afraid. Having done some test shotsthis morning I realised that that the camera is not saving DNG files, only jpg's. The normal CHDK screen overlaying the last shot taken shows at camera startup.
Have I missed something again or done something wrong?

I'm sure I read somewhere that there is an English version of CHDK available somewhere but I can't find it, my schoolboy German is not up to reading the menu items.

Sorry to be a bother.
« Last Edit: 21 / April / 2023, 04:58:42 by Silversnapper »


Re: Problems with STICK
« Reply #4 on: 21 / April / 2023, 12:42:48 »
When I tried reinstalling CHDK using Stick I noticed my antivirus software Bitdefender flash an alert on screen and on investigation I foud a message saying that a threat had been detected and quarantined. I didn't understand the information it was giving me but to rule out coincidence I ran Stick again and once more the alert popped up.
To cut a long story short, with Bitdefender Support help I removed all traces of their software and rebooted the PC. I deleted the old copy of Stick, downloaded a fresh copy and ran it againand itt completed with any problems. However, when I tried the camera with the newly prepared card, although the CHDK spash screen was displayed at startup the camera still will not save RAW/DNG files.
I don't know what else I can do so I am in desperate need of some expertise.

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Re: Problems with STICK
« Reply #5 on: 21 / April / 2023, 13:54:53 »
I'm sure I read somewhere that there is an English version of CHDK available somewhere but I can't find it, my schoolboy German is not up to reading the menu items.
There is currently a problem with server that provides the English autobuild.

You should be able to reset the language to the current camera language in by entering alt mode (should be the play button on sx260, "Default script <alt>" will appear at the bottom of the screen), and run the default script by fully pressing the shutter button. You could also use the user manual https://chdk.fandom.com/wiki/CHDK_1.5_User_Manual to help navigate the german menus to the language setting.
 
Alternatively, you can download an English build from https://build.chdk.photos/ and use stick to install it as a custom build.

When I tried reinstalling CHDK using Stick I noticed my antivirus software Bitdefender flash an alert on screen and on investigation I foud a message saying that a threat had been detected and quarantined. I didn't understand the information it was giving me but to rule out coincidence I ran Stick again and once more the alert popped up.
To cut a long story short, with Bitdefender Support help I removed all traces of their software and rebooted the PC. I deleted the old copy of Stick, downloaded a fresh copy and ran it againand itt completed with any problems. However, when I tried the camera with the newly prepared card, although the CHDK spash screen was displayed at startup the camera still will not save RAW/DNG files.
I don't know what else I can do so I am in desperate need of some expertise.
If the CHDK splash screen shows, then CHDK is running, and you should just need to enable raw and DNG in the CHDK raw settings.
I don't know what to say about the bitdefender issue, false positives aren't unheard of, but if the CHDK logo is showing, it probably isn't related to your CHDK problems.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

Re: Problems with STICK
« Reply #6 on: 21 / April / 2023, 14:22:33 »
The easy change to English (thank you) made navigating the menus much easier and now RAW/DNG files are being saved.
Thank you so much for helping this old thicko.
As a thank you I made a donation to Stick but I don't see a 'Donate' button for the forum - or am I still being thick?

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Re: Problems with STICK
« Reply #7 on: 21 / April / 2023, 19:34:37 »
As a thank you I made a donation to Stick but I don't see a 'Donate' button for the forum - or am I still being thick?
Nope, there is no place to donate to the forum or CHDK project. If you want to thank us, post something cool you made with CHDK in https://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?board=20.0
Don't forget what the H stands for.


Re: Problems with STICK
« Reply #8 on: 25 / April / 2023, 04:24:47 »
As a thank you I made a donation to Stick but I don't see a 'Donate' button for the forum - or am I still being thick?
Nope, there is no place to donate to the forum or CHDK project. If you want to thank us, post something cool you made with CHDK in https://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?board=20.0

Thats a shame.  :( 'Post something cool' I'll have to dag myself out of my comfort zone for that (having read a bit more of what the camera can now do) but I'll see what I can do.
As a matter of interest, a family member hs offered to buy me a Canon Powershot SX 740 HS for my birthday but I see that there isn't a build for that camera so I have graciously declined and suggested that the SX 730 HS would be a better option if they can get one here in the UK - fingers crossed.  :)

 

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