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PowerShot SX260 HS

PowerShot SX260 HS

FAQ ID: 8201412100
Last modified: 28-Feb-12

FAQ: What are the error messages that appear on the LCD monitor? (PowerShot SX260 HS / SX240 HS)


If error messages appear on the screen, try one of the following solutions.

Message displayedSolution
No memory cardThe memory card may be inserted facing the wrong way. Reinsert the memory card facing the correct way.
Memory card lockedThe write-protect tab of the SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card or Eye-Fi card is set to the locked position. Switch the write-protect tab to the unlocked position.
The [Memory card locked] message appears on the screen
Cannot record!Shooting was attempted without a memory card in the camera. To shoot, insert a memory card facing the correct way.
Memory card errorThe memory card may be malfunctioning. You may be able to solve this problem by formatting the memory card (low level formatting).
Formatting a Memory Card
If the same error message is displayed even when you have inserted a formatted memory card facing the correct way, contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
Insufficient space on cardThere is not enough free space on the memory card to shoot or edit images. Either erase unneeded images or insert a memory card with enough free space.
Change the battery pack.Battery charge is insufficient to operate the camera. Replace it at once with a charged one or recharge the battery.
No Image.The memory card does not contain any images that can be displayed.
Protected!The image is protected. Follow the procedures below to remove the protection.

Press the < Playback > () button, and then turn the power on. Select the () button > the [Playback] () tab > [Protect] > [Select] and then select the image for which you want to remove protection. Next, press the < FUNC./SET > () button to remove [Protect] ().
Unidentified Image/
Incompatible JPEG/
Image too large./
Cannot play back AVI/
Unsupported or corrupt images cannot be displayed.
It may not be possible to display images that were edited or renamed on a computer, or images shot with another camera.
Cannot magnify!/
Cannot play back this content in Smart Shuffle/
Cannot rotate/
Cannot modify image/
Cannot register this image!/
Cannot modify/
Cannot assign to category/
Unselectable image/
No identification information.
The following functions may be unavailable for images that were renamed or already edited on a computer, or images shot with another camera. Note that starred (*) functions are not available for movies.
Edit ID Info*, Magnify*, Smart Shuffle*, Categorize, Rotate, Edit*, Assign as Start-up Image*, Print List*, and Photobook Set-up*.
Grouped images cannot be processed.
Invalid selection rangeWhen specifying a range for image selection, you attempted to choose an initial image that was after the final image, or vice-versa.
Exceeded selection limitMore than 998 images were selected for Print List or Photobook Set-up. Choose 998 images or less.
Print List or Photobook Set-up settings could not be saved correctly. Reduce the number of selected images and try again.
You attempted to choose more than 500 images in Protect, Erase, Favorites, My Category, Print List, or Photobook Set-up.
Communication errorAn excessive amount of images (approx. 1,000) on the memory card prevented printing or image transfer to a computer. To transfer the images, use a commercially available USB card reader. To print, insert the memory card directly into the printer card slot.
Naming error!When the highest folder number (999), and the highest image number (9999) has been reached, new folders cannot be created, and images cannot be recorded.
Press the < > button, and then select the [Settings] () tab to change [File Numbering] to [Auto Reset], or format the memory card.
Formatting a Memory Card
Lens ErrorThis error may occur if the lens is held while it is moving, or when the camera is used in dusty or sandy locations.
Frequent display of this error message may indicate camera damage. In this case, contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
A camera error was detected
(error number)
If this error message is displayed immediately after a shot, the image may not have been saved. Switch to Playback mode to check for the image.
Frequent display of this error message may indicate camera damage. In this case, write down the error number (Exx) and contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
File ErrorIt may not be possible to print computer-edited images or images shot with another camera.
Print errorCheck the paper size setting. If this error message is displayed when the setting is correct, restart the printer and complete the setting on the camera again.
Ink absorber fullContact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk to request assistance with ink absorber replacement.

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