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lens always retracted on a IXUS 95

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lens always retracted on a IXUS 95
« on: 10 / September / 2011, 18:11:00 »
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hello,

I installed CHDK on a IXUS 95 and it seems to have worked, since I saw the CHDK logo and was able to play sokoban. But I cannot take any photo, the lens is always retracted.

I tried the following steps :

1/ manual CHDK launch : to reach the "firmware update" menu, I need to go in playback mode and wait a couple seconds till the camera goes to power saving mode (lens retracted). I tried many things but there is no way I could the reach "firmware update" menu without doing that. And id it was only for that it would be OK, but now when CHDK is launched the playback button is the shortcut button. To leave the playback mode, I pressed it 2-3 seconds long as it is said in the readme.txt. But the lens is still retracted, and the screen goes black. As if the canon tried to take pictures with the cap on.

2/ auto-loading : I made the card bootable, but then the camera starts in playback mode and I am back to the same problem : when I try to leave the playback mode to take a picture, the screen goes black and the lens stay retracted.

3/ when I don't load CHDK everything is fine and back to normal (but without CHDK of course ...)

The chdk download for IXUS 95 whas labelled BETA, so maybe it is a bug. Maybe it is already known, maybe not. If there is a workaround please let me know.
And if I could be of any help for the test phase, I would enjoy doing it.

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Re: lens always retracted on a IXUS 95
« Reply #1 on: 10 / September / 2011, 18:42:55 »
If you half press the shutter button, the camera should switch to record mode.

1/ manual CHDK launch : to reach the "firmware update" menu, I need to go in playback mode and wait a couple seconds till the camera goes to power saving mode (lens retracted).
I tried many things but there is no way I could the reach "firmware update" menu without doing that.
Start the camera with the playback button (usually a blue triangle in a square). This will power on the camera directly in play mode.

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2/ auto-loading : I made the card bootable, but then the camera starts in playback mode and I am back to the same problem : when I try to leave the playback mode to take a picture, the screen goes black and the lens stay retracted.
With autostart, if you hold down the power button (not the playback button) for a few seconds to boot directly into record mode. If you do start in play mode, pressing the shutter will get you to record.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

Re: lens always retracted on a IXUS 95
« Reply #2 on: 11 / September / 2011, 14:52:12 »
If you half press the shutter button, the camera should switch to record mode.
=> it works

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Start the camera with the playback button (usually a blue triangle in a square). This will power on the camera directly in play mode.
=> it works

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With autostart, if you hold down the power button (not the playback button) for a few seconds to boot directly into record mode. If you do start in play mode, pressing the shutter will get you to record.
=> holding down the power button does not work, maybe is it something specific to this model. Anyway pressing the shutter works so I have all I need

Thanks for you reply, I am now able to use it normally !

 

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