Camera does not appear to be powering on.

Make sure that the battery pack for your camera is recharged. If it is fully charged and still not working, you might have a faulty battery. Cameras have an internal battery and an external battery, so if you know your external battery is fine you might have a problem with the internal one.

If the LCD is broken, then it might appear that the camera is not turning on. Press the shutter button and listen for the sound to make sure it is not the screen. If you hear the shutter sound, then your camera is on and the LCD is not working. See our guide for Canon PowerShot SX50 HS LCD Screen Replacement.

If none of these ideas work, then there is probably something wrong on the inside of your camera. There might be a wire or connection on the motherboard that is loose or disconnected.

Your power button's connection might be dirty or broken. If this is the case, you will need to remove the button and clean or replace its connection.

When you turn the camera on nothing appears on the LCD screen.

Your batteries might be dead. Check that the battery pack is charged and installed correctly. If they need to be replaced, check our guide for Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Battery Replacement.

Your LCD screen might be worn out. It will need to be replaced. See our guide for Canon PowerShot SX50 HS LCD Screen Replacement.

There might be a broken or loose connection in the motherboard of your camera that needs to be fixed.

If you have a cracked screen, it is going to need to be replaced. See our guide for Canon PowerShot SX50 HS LCD Screen Replacement.

When you take a picture the flash does not go off.

Your flash may just be turned off. Make sure the camera is in flash mode.

If there is dust, dirt, or anything else blocking the flash connection, then the flash may not go off. Try removing the flash and carefully cleaning the inside with a cotton swab. The clean connection might fix your problem.

If your battery is too low, the flash will not go off. Try recharging your battery pack and once it is fully charged put it back in the camera and try to use the flash again.

Sometimes the flash bulb is burned out. If this is the case, you will need to buy a new bulb to replace it. See our guide for Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Flash Bulb Replacement.

If the flash connection is not working, then there is nothing wrong with the actual flash and you will need to replace the connection.

Eyepiece of the camera is loose or damaged.

If you dropped your camera at some point, it may have landed on the eyepiece and damaged it. If this is the case you will probably need to replace the eyepiece. See our guide for Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Eyepiece Replacement.

All the pictures taken by the camera turn out blurry.

If your shutter speed is too low for the images you are trying to capture, your pictures will come out blurry. Try adjusting the shutter speed to a faster setting.

If your lens is set to focus manually, then you will have to adjust the lens yourself to make the image focus. The camera will not focus automatically and your pictures turn out blurry if you do not do this. Try switching the setting from "MF" to "AF" and your camera will focus automatically for you.


I cannot download pictures from my Canon SX50 HS. It appears the software is not working. When I load the solution disk to re-install the software, I get a message "cannot recognize the device"

ruthandcharles - Reply

I'm having the same issue, started a few months ago. Any luck?

A bag full of bags - Reply

I got some glitches when i play the videos on my PC. While i'm recording, it seems fine, but when i transfer to the computer, some weird and random glitches stars to appear on the video.

Heloise - Reply

There is a clock displayed on my screen that is counting up and none of the setting work but it takes pictures. I press every button without result except shutter. The telephoto also does not work.

Patricia Taylor - Reply

cannot delete photos. when I click the “delete” button or the “trash can” it says “busy”

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