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  • Page 2 When changes occur in applicable products or in the content of this manual, Canon will release service manual report as the need arises. In the event of major changes in the contents of this manual over a long or short period, Canon may issue new editions of this manual.
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS The following precautions should be observed when servicing. Since many parts in the unit have special safety-related characteristics, always use genuine CANON replacement parts. Especially critical parts in the power circuit block should not be replaced with other makes.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CHAPTER 1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCT CONTENTS 1 Development Background 1-1 Development Objectives --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1-1 1-2 Product Concept ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1-1 1-3 Design Concepts ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1-3 1-4 Spec. comparison between new and prior models ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1-4 2 Features* 2-1 High Image Quality --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1-6 2-2 Full Features / Operation ease --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1-7 2-3 Accessories and Software -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1-10 3 Exterior...
  • Page 6: Development Background

    Furthermore, to target those users looking to pay a lower price, the PowerShot A30 with a 1.3-megapixel- grade CCD (active camera component pixels) will be manufactured as a successor to the PowerShot A10.
  • Page 7 High Image Quality - Primary color filters and signal processing algorithms to get the most of these features - High-resolution, 1/2.7-type approx. 2 megapixel CCD (PS A40) and approx. 1.2 megapixel CCD (PS A30) - High-resolution retractable 3X zoom lens - New image capturing optics brings out high resolution (PS A40).
  • Page 8: Design Concepts

    - Nickel hydride battery and Battery charger - Full featured application softwares Canon Image Gateway* compliance for image upload, album creation, on-line photo printing, etc. ZoomBrowser EX 3.2 (Win)/ImageBrowser 2.2 (Mac) featuring improved ease of operation Photorecord 1.2 (Win) for easy layout and printing for many pictures PhotoStitch 3.1 for creating precise panoramic pictures...
  • Page 9: Spec. Comparison Between New And Prior Models

    1-4 Spec. comparison between new and prior models PowerShot A40 and PowerShot A20 PowerShot A40 PowerShot A20 1/2.7 type 2M (effective) , about 2.1M (total) Color filter Primary color filter Lens(focal length 35mm film equivalent) 5.4-16.2mm (35-105mm) F2.8-4.8 Optical zoom Digital zoom 2.5X Optical viewfinder...
  • Page 10 PowerShot A30 and PowerShot A10 PowerShot A30 PowerShot A10 1/2.7 type 1.2M (effective) , about 1.3M (total) Color filter Primary color filter Lens(focal length 35mm film equivalent) 5.4-16.2mm (35-105mm) F2.8-4.8 Optical zoom Digital zoom 2.5X Optical viewfinder Real image type LCD monitor 1.5”...
  • Page 11: Features

    2 Features 2-1 High Image Quality New image capturing optics brings out high resolution (PS A40) The PowerShot A40 uses the same CCD as the PowerShot A20, but with its characteristics improved by partial modification of the image capturing optics, resulting in better resolution than the PowerShot A20. High-precision white balance (Auto + Five preset positions) With the PowerShot A40/A30, the whole screen is divided into many blocks from which RAW calculation data for white balance is collected, to allow precise control.
  • Page 12: Full Features / Operation Ease

    VGA ) (It is impossible for PS A30 to record audio) The PowerShot A30/A40 can record movies in QVGA (320 × 240 pixels) and Q VGA (160 × 120 pixels) formats at 20 frames/second (only the PS A40 records sound). Up to ten seconds recording is possible in QVGA, and up to 30 seconds in Q VGA format.
  • Page 13 AF Frame (3-point) auto selection (AiAF) and center single-point selection (AF) The PowerShot A40/A30 incorporates both the 3-point AiAF method in which the camera automatically determines the proper AF frame from three measurement points, and the standard AF method that uses a single center point, so the user can select the best method depending on photographic conditions.
  • Page 14 Enabling for manual settings (aperture value and shutter speed) The PowerShot A40/A30 provides the capability for manual exposure settings, in which the user selects the shutter speed and iris value (2 levels) as desired, so the user can completely override the camera’s automatic controls.
  • Page 15: Accessories And Software

    *We intend to publish information later about the special technologies used in the waterproof case. Full featured application softwares Purchasers of the PowerShot S40/S30 introduced in Autumn 2001 receive various services on the Canon Image Gateway website established by the cooperation of Canon Inc. and Canon Sales Inc. Through this service, numerous version upgrades have been provided, starting with the ZoomBrowser EX (SCD 7.0).
  • Page 16 ZoomBrowser EX 3.2 (Win) and ImageBrowser 2.2 (Mac) enhanced convenience The following functions are used with the PowerShot A40/A30. Image Uploading PowerShot A40/A30 users can store their own images on the CIG website. Images can be edited as a web album. Images can be published for users and their friends.
  • Page 17 The newly developed CP-10 Printer Driver enables printing images from a PC to the CP-10. This allows images from Canon digital cameras prior to the PowerShot Pro90 IS to be printed on the CP-10 through the Additionally, when combined with the bundled PhotoRecord program, print mode selection, image quality adjustment and image trimming can be performed easily.
  • Page 18: Exterior

    3 Exterior 3-1 Exterior Photos Island--blue Graphite-gray Lavender-sil- Bronze Blue-pearl Satin-silver Photo 3-1 PowerShot A40 front Photo 3-2 PowerShot A30 front Photo 3-3 PowerShot A40 front Photo 3-4 PowerShot A30 front (set-up lens) (set-up lens) Graphite-gray Graphite-gray Gray-smoke Gray-smoke Photo 3-5 PowerShot A40 rear Photo 3-6 PowerShot A30 rear *...
  • Page 19 Photo 3-7 PowerShot A40 top Photo 3-8 PowerShot A30 top Photo 3-9 PowerShot A40 side Photo 3-10 PowerShot A30 side Photo 3-12 Teleconverter TC-DC52 Photo 3-11 PowerShot A40/A30 operation components Photo 3-13 Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC52 1-14...
  • Page 20: 6-Dimensional Diagram

    3-2 6-dimentional diagram 110.3 (4.342) Tele-end :61.1 (2.40) Wide-end:62.2 (2.45) Unit : mm (inch) * The size of PowerShot A30 is the same as the PowerShot A40. 1-15...
  • Page 21: Nomenclature

    Erase Button Flash/SET Button Main Switch Macro/ Snap Button Infinity/ button * With the PowerShot A30,the model name displayed in front changes to A30 from A40, and the number of pixels (Lower light corner) changes to 1.2 from 2.0. 1-16...
  • Page 22: Ui Display

    3-4 UI display Rec. Menu ISO Speed AiAF Digital zoom Light Merering Self-timer Resolution Review Compression AF-assist beam File No Reset Set up... * In an actual display monitor, icons do not light up simultaneously. <Resolution> <Compression> <Light Metering> <ISO Speed> L :1280 X 960 Evaluative/ Spot 50 100 200 400 AUTO...
  • Page 23 <Beep> <Auto Power Down> <Date/Time> <Set up...> On / Off On / Off mm/ dd/ yy <Language> <Video System> <Format> On / Off English Deutsch NTSC/ PAL Francais NederLands Busy. Dansk Suomi Italiano Norsk Svenska Espanol 1-18...
  • Page 24 Information during shooting Shooting Method:AUTO/Program/Manual/Stitch Assist/Movie Exposure Compensation: ± 2EV 1/3 steps White Balance mode:TTL mode/Pre-set (Daylight/cloudy/Tungsten/Fluorescent/Fluorescen H) ISO Sensitivilty:AUTO/50/100/200/400 Compression Resolution:SF/F/N Photo Effect:Effect Off/Vivid/Neutral/Low Sharpening/Sepia/ B/W Av/Tv (At the time of manual mode) Remaining Image Capacity *The actual monitor display,differs. Focus:Normal/Macro/Infinity/Snap Drive:Single shot/Continuous shot/Self-Timer/2sec/10sec Flash:Auto/Red-eye reducation auto/ON/OFF/Slow-sync speed...
  • Page 25 Set up print <Style> <Copies> <Printing area> PRINT (When connected to the CP-10 or CP-100) <Image> <Borders> <Date> Borderless On / Off Standard Bordered Multiple DPOF <Order> <Set up> PRINT <Print Type> <Date> <File No.> Standard On / Off On / Off Index 1-20...
  • Page 26: Specifications

    4 Specifications 4-1 Camera Specifications ( PowerShot A40 ) ( PowerShot A30 ) Approx. 2 million Approx. 1.2 million <Camera effective pixels> <CCD> Interline -Reading format 5.36 (H) X 4.05 (V) mm 5.28 (H) X 3.97 (V) mm -Image size (0.21 X 0.16 in.)
  • Page 27 <Aperture and shutter> -Shutter type Mechanical shutter and electronic shutter -Shutter speed 15 - 1/1,500 sec. (15 - 1.3 sec. shutter is available in Manual mode.) (Slow shutter of 1.3 sec. and more operates with noise reduction.) W : f/2.8 - 8. 0 / T : f/4.8 - 13.4 -Aperture range <White balance>...
  • Page 28 (When “All images” is set, any images in the CF card captured with another digital camera or peripheral device (DCF format) are erased. Regarding Canon digital cameras, images taken by PowerShot Pro70 or prior models are not erased. Images taken by PowerShot A50 (DCF format) or late models are erased (without EOS D2000/D6000).
  • Page 29: Camera Specifications

    LCD ON : Approx. 350 images LCD OFF : Approx. 1000 images * Canon’s standard conditions of measuring shooting capacity are as follows: Normal temperature (23 Celsius degrees). LCD viewfinder is ON. Shoot images at wide angle end and at telephoto end alternately with 20 seconds intervals.
  • Page 30 : Selectable for the first picture only. — : Not selectable : Settings are memorized after switch turns off. (1) : Audio recording is not available with PowerShot A30 (2) : Default is ISO 50 (3) : Not selectable for ”Auto”...
  • Page 31 Playback compatibility Playback compatibility of PowerShot/IXY DIGITAL series is as follows. PowerShot A40/A30 can accept 3200(H) X 2400(V) pixels. Playback Cameras PS G1 IXY D PS 350 PS A50 EOS D30 PS G2 A5/ A5 Z Pro70 S10/S20 DIGITAL Pro90 IS 200/300 A10/A20 S30/S40...
  • Page 32: System Requirement

    4-2 System Requirement Windows Macintosh ・Windows 98 (including SE) ・Mac OS from 8.6 to 9.2 ・Windows 2000 Mac OS X not supported ・Windows Me USB Mounter is available from Mac OS 9.0 to 9.2 ・Windows XP Pentium 150MHz or better Power PC (Windows XP: 300MHz or better) Memory ・32MB or more(Win98)...
  • Page 33: Accessory Specifications

    4-3 Accessory Specifications Tele-Conversion Lens TC-DC52 Magnification : Approx. 2.4X (252 mm in 35 mm format, attached to PS A40/A30) Lens construction : 2 elements in 2 groupes (Multicoat finishing) Focusing distance: Same as focusing distance of master lens Dimensions : See Fig. 4-1 Weight : 74 g (2.6 oz) Thread size : 52mm dia.
  • Page 34: System

    5 System 5-1 Accessory compatibility PowerShot / IXY series accessory compatibility PS A30 PS S30 PS A20 PS Pro PS S10 PS A5 Z PS G2 IXY D 200 IXY D 300 IXY DIGITAL PS G1 PS Pro70 PS A5 PS A40 PS S40 PS A10...
  • Page 35 < Speed-light > 220EX 380EX 550EX 420EX (MR-14EX) < Remote switch > WL-DC100 RS-8N3 < Cable/Others > VC-100 O *3 VC-200 AVC-DC100 O *4 AVC-DC200 IFC-100PCS IFC-100MC IFC-200PCS IFC-200PCU IFC-200MC IFC-300PCU AD-PC98 DIF-100 DIF-200 *3 PS A30 only *4 PS A40 only *2 PS A20 only <...
  • Page 36: System Diagram

    • Size-AA alkaline X 4 (Primary battery) PCMCIA Adapter Macintosh Windows • Size-AA NiMH X 4 (Secondary battery) Canon Brand Type I PC Card Slot CF card • 4X Size-AA NiNH Rechargeable Battery Charger • 4X Size-AA NiNH Rechargeable Battery Charger Kit...
  • Page 38 CHAPTER 2. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION CONTENTS 1. Functions of each unit 1.1 MAIN PCB ASS’Y --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2-1 1.2 DC/DC PCB ASS’Y -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2-1 1.3 FLASH UNIT ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2-1 2. Outline of Circuits 2.1 Power Supply Control ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2-2 2.1.1 Power Supply Block Diagram ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2-2 2.1.2 Power Control Sequence ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2-2 2.2 Signal Processing ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2-3...
  • Page 40: Functions Of Each Unit

    CHAPTER 2. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION 1. Functions of each unit 1.1 MAIN PCB ASS’Y 1) Driving the CCD Sensor. 2) Conversion of the image signal from the analog signal to the digital signal. 3) Controlling the power supply and the system by CPU. (Refer to Sections 2.1 and 2.2.) 4) Image processing, and reading and writing the image signal to and from the CF card using DSP.
  • Page 41: Outline Of Circuits

    CHAPTER 2. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION 2. Outline of Circuits 2.1 Power Supply Control The power supply is controlled by the CPU mounted on the main PCB ass’y. 2.1.1 Power Supply Block Diagram MAIN PCB ASS'Y E1, E2, E3, E4 BATTERY VCC1L (2.5V) DC/DC CONVERTER for System Control...
  • Page 42: Signal Processing

    CHAPTER 2. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION 2.2 Signal Processing MAIN PCB ASS'Y SDRAM CF card HD, VD Drive Pulse Driver CDS, A/D Sensor Motor EF LENS Video Driver VIDEO OUT AUDIO OUT AF Support LED FLASH MEMORY FINDER LED Buzzer DIAL Electric FLASH AUDIO AMP (A40 Model Only) Fig.
  • Page 43: Picture Processing

    CHAPTER 2. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION 2.2.2 Picture Processing 1) The drive pulse of the CCD sensor is created by both clock from DSP and TG that is operated by sync. signal. The picture signal by the drive pulse is output from CCD sensor. The output signal of the CCD picture is converted to the signal processing and the digital data by the CDS and A/D converter, and is sent to the DSP.
  • Page 44: Troubleshooting

    CHAPTER 2. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION 3. Troubleshooting 3.1 When an Error Code is Displayed [Remedy] • Check for any abnormalities in the mounting of probable faulty parts or connector connections referring to the table below. • Try replacing probable faulty parts referring to the below. [NOTE] •...
  • Page 45 CHAPTER 2. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION Error Code Name Occurrence Conditions Cause and Probable Faulty Part CF WRITE Free area could not be secured in the CF CARD TIME OVER buffer for the photograph image within the specified time in the continuous MAIN PCB ASS’Y shooting mode.
  • Page 46: When A Problem Occurs

    CHAPTER 2. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION 3.2 When a Problem Occurs [Remedy] • Check for any abnormalities in the mounting of probable faulty parts or connector connections referring to the table below. • Try replacing probable faulty parts referring to the table below. [NOTE] •...
  • Page 48 CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION CONTENTS 1. Before Starting the Repair Work 1.1 Precaution on Flash High Tension Circuit ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3-1 1.2 List of Tools ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3-1 1.3 List of Supplies -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3-1 1.4 Flexible Connectors --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3-2 2. Disassembly/Assembly 2.1 Procedure --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3-3 2.2 REAR COVER UNIT ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3-4 2.3 FRONT COVER UNIT, CF COVER ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3-5 2.4 LENS BARREL SHEET, BATTERY COVER UNIT ----------------------------------------------------------------- 3-6...
  • Page 50: Before Starting The Repair Work

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 1. Before Starting the Repair Work Be sure to read the following precaution before starting the repair work. 1.1 Precaution on Flash High Tension Circuit • When the FRONT COVER UNIT is removed, be sure to discharge the main capacitor. (Discharging resistor: 1 k ohms, approx.
  • Page 51: Flexible Connectors

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 1.4 Flexible Connectors This product uses the four types of the flexible connectors. 1 Type A The contact-piece should face frontwards Unconnected state Connected state 2 Type B The contact-piece LOCK should face UNLOCK downwards Unlocked state Locked state 3 Type C UNLOCK...
  • Page 52: Disassembly/Assembly

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 2. Disassembly/Assembly 2.1 Procedure Disassembling procedure of PowerShot A40 (A30) is shown by the following flowchart. Reverse the disassembling procedure to reassemble them. ∗ The pages to refer are shown in parenthesis ( ). REAR COVER UNIT (3-4) FRONT COVER UNIT (3-5)
  • Page 53: Rear Cover Unit

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION REAR COVER UNIT (1)-3 (1)-1 (1)-3 (1)-1 REAR COVER UNIT (1)-1 (1)-1 (1)-1 (1)-1 CONNECTOR COVER CF COVER (1)-2 Fig. 3-4 REAR COVER UNIT 2.2 REAR COVER UNIT (1) REAR COVER UNIT 1. Remove the six screws. Remove the one screw by turning over the CONNECTOR COVER.
  • Page 54: Front Cover Unit, Cf Cover

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION CF COVER (1)-2 (1)-2 BATTERY COVER UNIT (1)-1 Fig. 3-5 FRONT COVER UNIT, CF COVER 2.3 FRONT COVER UNIT, CF COVER (1) FRONT COVER UNIT, CF COVER 1. Open the BATTERY COVER UNIT after releasing the look while pushing the BATTERY OPEN BUTTON in the direction of the arrow .
  • Page 55: Lens Barrel Sheet, Battery Cover Unit

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION BATTERY COVER BAR (1)-1 LENS BARREL SHEET (2)-2 BATTERY COVER UNIT (2)-1 NOTE (Assembling) (Top view) Lever block BATTERY COVER BATTERY COVER UNIT BATTERY COVER UNIT Groove BATTERY COVER BAR Fig. 3-6 LENS BARREL SHEET, BATTERY COVER UNIT 2.4 LENS BARREL SHEET, BATTERY COVER UNIT (1) LENS BARREL SHEET 1.
  • Page 56: Backlight Unit, Lcd Panel

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION (1)-4 BACKLIGHT UNIT NOTE (Assembling) The BACKLIGHT UNIT that is (1)-3 supplied as the service part has the protection sheet on the back. Remove it. (1)-2 (2)-1 Claws Claws (2)-1 (1)-1 (1)-3 LCD PANEL Claws (2)-1 Fig.
  • Page 57: Main Pcb Ass'y

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION How to fold the OPT FPC (1)-4 M-R FPC (1)-1 EMC SHEET 2 (1)-2 (1)-3 Claws OPT FPC M-S FPC CCD UNIT FPC (1)-9 (1)-8 (1)-10 (1)-6 (1)-7 (1)-5 M-D FPC MAIN PCB ASS’Y Fig. 3-8 MAIN PCB ASS’Y 2.6 MAIN PCB ASS’Y (1) MAIN PCB ASS’Y 1.
  • Page 58: Dc/Dc Pcb Ass'y

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION (1)-1 (1)-3 (1)-1 (1)-2 NOTE (Assembling) DC/DC PCB ASS’Y DC/DC SHIELD CASE 1 Insulation tape Fig. 3-9 DC/DC PCB ASS’Y 2.7 DC/DC PCB ASS’Y (1) DC/DC PCB ASS’Y 1. Disconnect the two connectors. 2. Remove the two screws. 3.
  • Page 59: Flash Unit

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION (1)-6 M-S FPC FLASH UNIT (1)-2 (1)-5 Mold part EMS SHEET 1 (1)-3 (1)-3 (1)-4 Fig. 3-10 FLASH UNIT 2.8 FLASH UNIT (1) FLASH UNIT 1. Remove the HIGH VOLTAGE CAUTION TAPE. 2. Remove the mold part of the FLASH UNIT from the dowel with the sharp point tweezers or the like. 3.
  • Page 60: Optical Unit, Finder Unit

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION FINDER UNIT (2)-2 (2)-1 OPTICAL UNIT (2)-3 (1)-2 (1)-1 Fig. 3-11 OPTICAL UNIT, FINDER UNIT 2.9 OPTICAL UNIT, FINDER UNIT (1) OPTICAL UNIT 1. Remove the four screws. 2. While taking care of flexible printed wired board, remove the OPTICAL UNIT in the direction of arrow. (2) FINDER UNIT 1.
  • Page 61: Ccd Unit

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION OPTICAL UNIT (1)-3 IR FILTER (1)-3 CCD RUBBER (1)-2 CCD WASHER CCD UNIT (1)-2 (1)-1 Fig. 3-12 CCD UNIT 2.10 CCD UNIT (1) CCD UNIT 1. Remove the three screws. ∗ Use the HAND DRILL BIT (CY9-1548-000). 2.
  • Page 62: Battery Box Unit, Rls Pcb Ass'y, Lithium Battery Holder

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION (2)-1 Remove soldering (3)-1 RLS PCB ASS’Y LITHIUM BATTERY Claw (2)-2 (3)-1 LITHIUM BATTERY HOLDER (1)-2 (1)-1 BATTERY BOX UNIT MAIN FRAME Fig. 3-13 BATTERY BOX UNIT, RLS PCB ASS’Y, LITHIUM BATTERY HOLDER 2.11 BATTERY BOX UNIT, RLS PCB ASS’Y, LITHIUM BATTERY HOLDER (1) BATTERY BOX UNIT 1.
  • Page 63: Optical Unit

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION Insert tweezers Insert tweezers or the like. (1)-2 or the like. (1)-1 NOTE (Assembling) (1)-3 to (1)-7 LENS PLATE BARRIER PLATE 2 SPRING BARRIER PLATE 2 BARRIER CLOSE LENS BARREL (1)-3 BARRIER PLATE 1 SPRING (1)-5 (1)-3 (1)-4 (1)-8...
  • Page 64: Assembling The Finder Unit

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION BARREL (1)-1 DC2.5V (1)-1 The SLIDER must have been moved fully to the top of the BARREL. (1)-2 SLIDER (1)-2 FINDER UNIT BARREL (1)-3 FINDER UNIT DC2.5V (1)-3 Fig. 3-15 Assembling the FINDER UNIT 2.13 Assembling the FINDER UNIT (1) Assembling the FINDER UNIT 1.
  • Page 65: Screw List

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 2.14 Screw List a A40 a A30 b A40 b A30 CD1-4276-000 CD1-4283-000 CD1-4277-000 CD1-4284-000 3.5mm 3.5mm 5.0mm 5.0mm GRAY/SILVER GRAY/SILVER M1.7 M1.7 GRAY/SILVER GRAY/SILVER M1.7 M1.7 (SELF TAP) (SELF TAP) b A30 CD1-4277-000 CD1-4270-000 CD1-3441-000 XA4-9170-407 3.0mm 3.0mm...
  • Page 66: Adjustments

    3. Adjustments 3.1 Replacement Parts and Adjustment Items PowerShot A30/A40 requires electrical adjustments when certain parts are replaced. The table below indicates the adjustments required for the respective part replacements. For all other parts not listed below, no electrical adjustments are necessary after replacement.
  • Page 67: Adjustment Tools

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 3.2 Adjustment Tools The following tools are required for electrical adjustment. DESCRIPTION PARTS NO. REMARKS PC/AT-Compatible Machine — Local purchase (Windows98 pre-installed Model, USB port) CD-ROM, Adjustment Software (CD-ROM) CY8-4375-031 SERVICE MANUAL (J/E) Enclosed in camera kit Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500 —...
  • Page 68: Before Starting Electrical Adjustments

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 3.3 Before Starting Electrical Adjustments 3.3.1 TWAIN Driver Installation Install the USB Driver for Adjustment in the CD-ROM to PC. (“This Adjustment Software” is impossible when the RS-232C TWAIN driver is used.) 3.3.2 Installing the Adjustment Software 1.
  • Page 69 CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 3. When the dialog box below appears, click the button. (Software installation will then begin.) 4. When the dialog box below appears, click the “Continue” button. (In the case that you do not add a shortcut on desktop, remove clicking from the check box.) 3-20...
  • Page 70: Preparation

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 3.3.3 Preparation Before starting up the Adjustment Software, follow the preparatory steps below: 1. Obtain all the tools necessary for the adjustment. 2. Connect the Camera to the Power Source with the Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500. 3.
  • Page 71: Starting Up The Adjustment Software

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 3.3.4 Starting up the Adjustment Software After completing the preparatory steps, click Start and move the cursor to Program; then select Canon Digital Camera and click PowerShot A30/A40 Adjustment. 3.3.5 Menu Window When the Adjustment Software starts up, the Menu Window below will appear.
  • Page 72: Calibration

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 3.4 Calibration 3.4.1 Calibration I Tools Used • Reference Camera (Merchandise) • Personal Computer • ND-8 Filter • Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500 • Color Viewer (5600° K) • ND-4 Filter • Adjustment Software • C-12 Filter •...
  • Page 73 CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 1. Place the camera so that lens is set against the Brightness C-12 Filter light source surface of the Brightness Box via the C-12 Filter. 2. Set the Brightness Box to EV12. CAMERA 3. Click the “Check” button. BODY 4.
  • Page 74 CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION When the message on the right appears go to 9. W-10 1. Remove the ND-4 Filter. Filter 2. Attach the two W-10 Filters between the Lens Color Viewer and the Color Viewer. CAMERA BODY Place the camera so that the lens is set against the center part of the Color Viewer.
  • Page 75 CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION Point and drag the shot yellow area to be mea- sured with mouse. Check “Save as Reference Yellow (or Red)” click the “OK” button. Measure “RED” referring to the procedures from the above. When the message on the right appears, click the “FINISH”...
  • Page 76: Adjustment Procedure

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 3.5 Adjustment Procedure 3.5.1 CCD Adjustment I Tools Used • Personal Computer • Adjustment Software • INTERFACE CABLE IFC-300PCU • Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500 • Brightness Box (light source A) • C-12 Filter Click the “CCD” button. When the message on the right appears, go to 3.
  • Page 77 CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION When the message on the right appears, Set the Brightness Box to EV15 while setting the C-12 Filter between the lens. Click the “ADJUST” button. When the message on the right appears, click the “FINISH” button. (This ends the “CCD”...
  • Page 78: Optical Unit Adjustment

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 3.5.2 Optical Unit Adjustment I Tools Used • Personal Computer • Tripod • INTERFACE CABLE IFC-300PCU • Adjustment Software • ZOOM/AF Chart • Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500 Click the “Optical Unit” button. When the message on the right appears, turn off/on the camera.
  • Page 79 CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 1. Place the Zoom Chart at 53.5cm away from the front of the camera finder. ZOOM/AF CHART * Place the Auto Focus Chart on a plain color wall or equivalent. 53.5cm * Adjust the light so that the brightness of the chart will be about EV8.5.
  • Page 80: Imaging Process Adjustment

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 3.5.3 Imaging Process Adjustment I Tools Used • Personal Computer • Color Viewer (5600° K) • DC Coupler DR-700 • INTERFACE CABLE IFC-300PCU • Adjustment Software • Color Bar Chart • Brightness Box (light source A) •...
  • Page 81 CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION ND-4 1. Attach the ND-4 Filters between the Lens and Filter the Color Viewer. Color Viewer 2. Place the camera so that the lens is set against CAMERA BODY the center part of the Color Viewer. 3.
  • Page 82 CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 1. Attach the Color Bar Chart to the Color Viewer. Color Bar Chart Color Viewer 2. Place the camera so that the viewing image of the color bar chart is the full of LCD. 3. Click the “ADJUST” button. ND-4 Filter CAMERA...
  • Page 83 CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION When the adjustment is completed, click the “FINISH” button. (This ends the “Imaging Process” Adjustment.) 3-34...
  • Page 84: Pixel Dot Adjustment

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 3.5.4 Pixel Dot Adjustment I Tools Used • Personal Computer • Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500 • INTERFACE CABLE IFC-300PCU • Adjustment Software • Brightness Box (light source A) • C-12 Filter • Light-Shielding Cloth (500 × 500 or larger) •...
  • Page 85 CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 1. When the message on the right appears, cover the camera with the Light-Shielding Cloth so that the no light reasons the CCD. 2. Click the “ADJUST” button. When the message on the right appears, click the “FINISH”...
  • Page 86: Flash Adjustment

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 3.5.5 Flash Adjustment I Tools Used • Personal Computer • Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500 • INTERFACE CABLE IFC-300PCU • Adjustment Software • 18% Gray Chart Click the “Flash” button. When the message on the right appears, go to 3. 1.
  • Page 87 CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION When the message on the right appears, click the “FINISH” button. (This ends the “Flash” Adjustment.) 3-38...
  • Page 88: Language (For Oth)

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 3.5.6 Language (For Oth) I Tools Used • Personal Computer • Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500 • INTERFACE CABLE IFC-300PCU • Adjustment Software (FontSet.exe) Open the “FontSet.exe” and click the “New Connection” button. When the message on the right appears, confirm the model name, and click the “OK”...
  • Page 89 CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION *Make sure to appear “err:0 on the bottom line. 3-40...
  • Page 90: Language Settings

    CHAPTER 3. REPAIR INSTRUCTION 3.5.7 Language Settings It is not required to set the language. 3-41...
  • Page 92 CHAPTER 4. PARTS CATALOG CONTENTS PowerShot A40/PowerShot A30 Casing Parts ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pg1 Internal Parts-1 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pg2 Internal Parts-2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pg3 OPTICAL UNIT ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pg4 Accessories-1 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pg5 Accessories-2 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pg6 Accessories-3 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pg7 Service Tools -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pg8 Category of CLASS...
  • Page 94: Powershot A40/Powershot A30 Casing Parts

    PowerShot A40 PowerShot A30 Casing Parts...
  • Page 95 PowerShot A40 PowerShot A30 P A R T S L I S T SYMBOL PARTS NO. CLASS QTY D E S C R I P T I O N R E M A R K S CY1-6154-000 RING, SCREW A40/A30...
  • Page 96: Internal Parts-1

    PowerShot A40 PowerShot A30 Internal Parts-1...
  • Page 97 PowerShot A40 PowerShot A30 P A R T S L I S T SYMBOL PARTS NO. CLASS QTY D E S C R I P T I O N R E M A R K S CD1-3510-000 CASE, DC/DC SHIELD 2...
  • Page 98: Internal Parts-2

    PowerShot A40 PowerShot A30 Internal Parts-2 MIC.: A40 only See Pg4...
  • Page 99 PowerShot A40 PowerShot A30 P A R T S L I S T SYMBOL PARTS NO. CLASS QTY D E S C R I P T I O N R E M A R K S CM1-1180-000 FINDER UNIT A40/A30...
  • Page 100: Optical Unit

    PowerShot A40 PowerShot A30 OPTICAL UNIT...
  • Page 101 PowerShot A40 PowerShot A30 P A R T S L I S T SYMBOL PARTS NO. CLASS QTY D E S C R I P T I O N R E M A R K S CD1-4257-000 PLATE, LENS A40/A30...
  • Page 102 PowerShot A40 PowerShot A30 Accessories-1 Wrist Strap WS-200 USB Interface Cable Compact Power Adapter IFC-300PCU CA-PS500 Canon Digital Camera Direct Interface Cable AC Cable Solution Disk, DIF-100 ArcSoft Camera Suite Disk CF Card FC-8M Battery Charger Soft Case SC-PS600 CB-3AH...
  • Page 103 PowerShot A40 PowerShot A30 P A R T S L I S T SYMBOL PARTS NO. CLASS QTY D E S C R I P T I O N R E M A R K S C84-1060-000 WRIST STRAP WS-200 C84-1109-000 CD-ROM, SOLUTION VER.8.0 (J/E)
  • Page 104 PowerShot A40 PowerShot A30 Accessories-2 Conversion Lens Adapter Wide Converter Tele Converter Close-up Lens LA-DC52 WC-DC52 TC-DC52 250D (52mm) Waterproof Case WP-DC200s Waterproof Seal Silicone Grease Anti-Condesation Solution Neck Strap Wrist Strap N.Sl : N.S Stand for No Stock (Product available)
  • Page 105 PowerShot A40 PowerShot A30 P A R T S L I S T SYMBOL PARTS NO. CLASS QTY D E S C R I P T I O N R E M A R K S CD1-3830-000 CAP, FRONT CD1-4042-000...
  • Page 106 PowerShot A40 PowerShot A30 Accessories-3 Camera User Guide Software Starter Guide System Map...
  • Page 107 PowerShot A40 PowerShot A30 P A R T S L I S T SYMBOL PARTS NO. CLASS QTY D E S C R I P T I O N R E M A R K S CDI-J028-000 I.BOOK (J) PS A40/A30...
  • Page 108: Service Tools

    PowerShot A40 PowerShot A30 S e rv i c e T o o l s DIA BOND NO.1663G BLACK W-10 Filter Adhesive Tape SONY T4000 18% Gray Chart Adhesive Tape 3M NO.56 C-12 Filter...
  • Page 109 PowerShot A40 PowerShot A30 P A R T S L I S T SYMBOL PARTS NO. CLASS QTY D E S C R I P T I O N R E M A R K S CY9-8129-000 BOND, DIA BOND NO.1663G BLACK...
  • Page 111 CHAPTER 5. DIAGRAMS CONTENTS 1. INTERCONNECTION DIAGRAM 3. P.C.B. DIAGRAMS 2. BLOCK DIAGRAMS 3-1. MAIN PCB ASS’Y 2-1. OVERALL 3-2. DC/DC PCB ASS’Y 2-2. MAIN PCB ASS’Y (1/3) 3-3. FLASH UNIT 2-3. MAIN PCB ASS’Y (2/3) 3-4. REAR COVER UNIT 2-4.
  • Page 113: Interconnection Diagram

    CF Open Detect SW DC/DC PCB ASS’Y CN1901 CN104 BACK LIGHT UNIT CN103 MAIN PCB ASS’Y LCD PANEL BATTERY Open Detect SW CN101 CN102 BATTERY BOX UNIT DC_IN * : A40 Model Only FU101 01 MAY, 2002 C CANON INC., 2002...
  • Page 114 ( R ) /SPKR /STSDHG ( H2 ) ( H1 ) ( V1 ) ( V5) ( V2 ) ( V3 ) ( V6 ) ( V4 ) ( ) : A30 Model 01 MAY, 2002 C CANON INC., 2002...
  • Page 115: Block Diagrams

    CCD for LCD Control BACK LIGHT FLASH UNIT UNIT FLASH HV/OSC/XE_Drive DC/DC CONVERTER BATTERY BOX UNIT AF Suport SELF Red Eye DC/DC PCB ASS 'Y DC_IN AUDIO*/VIDEO CN1503 01 MAY, 2002 C CANON INC., 2002 * : A40 Model Only...
  • Page 116 EX38 Q1010 LED Drive 23 LED_BL 2SC4617 IC1903 IC1902 IC1904 IC1901 (1/2) IC1001 (1/2) IC1901 (2/2) C1916 AUDIO OUT MIC AMP NJM12904R NJM2118V AN6123MS TC75W51FU UPD82518F1-021-EN6 TC75W51FU CN1901 2 MIC AAABAGPB_AIN2 AUDIO AADABGPB_AOUT 01 MAY, 2002 C CANON INC., 2002...
  • Page 117 OSC_X1 VCC1 HD74LV1G08A VCHGLVL OSC_X2 IC1701 (2/3) Comparator VIDEO VIDEO NJM12901V VC_DET VC_DET E1LAT EX35 EX35 E2LAT EX36 EX36 E3LAT EX37 EX37 E4LAT EX38 EX38 VBUS VBUS AUDIO AUDIO VCHGLVL (A40 Model only) 01 MAY, 2002 C CANON INC., 2002...
  • Page 118 BUZZER Buzzer Q1017,Q1016 TELE Button EX22 TELE TELE DTC144EE WIDE Button EX23 EX43 WIDE WIDE Q1018 2SC4617 Q1016-Q1018 : CF POWER CONT EX28-31 EX27 SW1001 BATTERY Open Detect EX26 SW1002 CF Open Detect 01 MAY, 2002 C CANON INC., 2002...
  • Page 119 Q201 SW DTC144EE AF Support VCHGLVL SELF STSP Red Eye LEDS_AN From MAIN PCB ASS’Y LED_SELF Not connect CN205 VIDEO A30 Model Only CN205 AUDIO AUDIO/VIDEO VC_DET VIDEO A40 Model Only CN204 01 MAY, 2002 C CANON INC., 2002 VBUS VBUS...
  • Page 120: Abbreviation In Block Diagrams

    2.6 Abbreviation in Block Diagrams Abbreviation Nominal name Description Analog-to-Digital (A/D) Converter Automatic Exposure control Automatic Focussing control Logic AND circuit R-Y/B-Y Color difference signals of TV system Band-Pass Filter BUFFER Buffer circuit Chrominance signal Color component signal of TV system Charge-Coupled Device CCD imager Correlated Double Sampling system...
  • Page 121: Diagrams

    3. P.C.B. DIAGRAMS 3.1 MAIN PCB ASS’Y MAIN PCB ASS’Y (SOLDERING SIDE) MAIN PCB ASS’Y (COMPONENT SIDE) 01 MAY, 2002 C CANON INC., 2002...
  • Page 122: Dc/Dc Pcb Ass'y

    3.2 DC/DC PCB ASS’Y DC PCB ASS’Y (SOLDERING SIDE) DC PCB ASS’Y (COMPONENT SIDE) 01 MAY, 2002 C CANON INC., 2002...
  • Page 123: Flash Unit

    3.3 FLASH UNIT FLASH PCB ASS’Y (SOLDERING SIDE) FLASH PCB ASS’Y (COMPONENT SIDE) 01 MAY, 2002 C CANON INC., 2002...
  • Page 124: Rear Cover Unit

    3.4 REAR COVER UNIT REAR COVER UNIT (SOLDERING SIDE) REAR COVER UNIT (COMPONENT SIDE) 01 MAY, 2002 C CANON INC., 2002...
  • Page 125: Rls Pcb Ass'y

    3.5 RLS PCB ASS’Y RLS PCB ASS'Y (SOLDERING SIDE) RLS PCB ASS'Y (COMPONENT SIDE) 01 MAY, 2002 C CANON INC., 2002...
  • Page 126 How to print out the Zoom/AF Chart The large materials such as “Zoom/AF Chart” that occupy a page of large size, can be divided into several smaller pages using “Graphic Select Tool” for printing the entire page. < Procedures > 1.
  • Page 127 PowerShot A30 / A40 Zoom/AF Chart...
  • Page 129 PowerShot A30 / A40 Zoom/AF Chart...
  • Page 130 Dimensions 518.06mm 181.20mm 35.24mm 103.51mm...

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