Canon PowerShot G9 started taking glitchy photos. What is wrong with it?
November 10, 2012 6:03 PM   Subscribe

What is wrong with my Canon PowerShot G9? It started taking these messed up pictures. Here is an example: When I shake the camera I can hear something loose in there. Is it fixable at all, or do I need a new camera? If it is fixable, can I do it myself?
posted by racecar to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total)

It's toast.
posted by Doohickie at 6:22 PM on November 10, 2012

Are you shooting in color accent mode? See page 144 of this manual.
posted by scose at 7:25 PM on November 10, 2012

Had the same (or similar) issue with mine. Was quoted close to $200 CDN to get it fixed through Canon.

Didn't end up getting it fixed and yet now it's taking pictures fine again.
posted by backwards guitar at 8:06 PM on November 10, 2012

It's normal for most cameras to rattle a bit when shaken (it's usually the orientation sensor). I agree with scose that it's probably in color accent mode.
posted by 0xFCAF at 8:54 PM on November 10, 2012

No dice on color accent mode.

I'm pretty sure the camera never made any noise before. I guess I'll just keep shaking it and hope it starts working :\
posted by racecar at 9:51 AM on November 11, 2012

Have you tried reseting it? I think its under menu-> tools -> reset all
should clear up any funky settings in software and let you know if its a hardware issue.
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 1:55 PM on November 11, 2012

I just tried reset all, to no effect.
posted by racecar at 10:07 AM on November 12, 2012

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