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My Powershot G11 ended up dead after this procedure. I guess I should read the instructions more carefully, for the next time, which I sincerely hope would come for my camera!

The camera LCD is black when powering up in normal or playback mode, and all the other things are dead. The only thing that shows on the LCD is the rotating clock (power on in playback mode and immediately pres set + disp buttons).

Must say I'm really worried. Is it possible to somehow reset the firmware back to factory one? CHDK also won't boot from a bootable SD card. Everything dead also.


95.176.167.225 22:06, March 9, 2010 (UTC)

Ales Kladnik


  • Remove the battery, re-insert it & start the camera without a SD card - the camera should start & "No card" should be shown.
  • Unlock the SD card, backup your images/videos from the card - after that, delete all files from the card or better: format the card in the camera (from the Canon menu). Fe50 05:52, March 10, 2010 (UTC)
Also note that assuming you used a CHDK .FI2 file, this does not actually write to the firmware so there is no "reset the firmware back to factory one". If you use the wrong file, it may crash the camera in such a way the battery removal described by Fe50 is required. Of course, CHDK comes with absolutely no warranty, see the FAQ. reyalp 01:27, March 11, 2010 (UTC)

A560 Installation trouble Edit

I'm attempting to start CHDK on a Powershot A560; I've installed the latest build, and started the camera. However, when I go into Review>Menu and scroll down, there is no "update firmware"option; the last option is "transfer order." I'm using the supported firmware (1.00a) and I know the A560 is supported, so I don't know what I'm missing. Any help? Thanks! 24.14.102.153 19:09, January 25, 2012 (UTC)


  • Answer:
Place all files from the CHDK zip package to your card's root folder, then start the camera in playback mode with the [>] PLAY button.
On a Mac read FAQ/Mac and especially FAQ/Mac: still having trouble
Fe50 05:46, January 26, 2012 (UTC)

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