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My canon g9 will not turn on...

Hi, my g9 wont turn on, i tested my battery pack with a friends camera and it works perfectly....i am in india, in a remote region, so cannot get it fixed.....any ideas??? I am dying here, as I am in the Kashmir/Lehduc region and it is breathetaking...any suggestion would be awesome....a screw is missing from the base near the tripod mount...could this be a source?? is my email...please reply...

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  • Anonymous Sep 24, 2008

    i have the same problem!!!!!! and im in the UK ON VACATION! did u end up fixing it???

  • stepsledders Sep 28, 2008

    I have the same problem as well. There is nothing wrong with my rechargable battery or the memory card but it just wont tun on for a couple weeks now and I hav'nt gotten a chance to get it looked at yet!

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    My canon powershot g9 will not turn on with a fully charged battery.
    Is there anything that can be done without sending it away to be fixed??

  • busymom155 Jan 14, 2009

    Me,too. Same problem. Had camera for less that a year. Was very happy until last week when it just did not turn on. Tried replacing battery, etc. No result. Very frastrating. It is a $500 camera. I expected a better quality.
    Please help if you know what to do.

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    Same problem... Took some photos at a tennis match and next thing you know camera wont turn on. Came home and recharged the battery..... nothing. FRUSTRATING!

  • kimji Jan 27, 2009

    Same here. The camera has done around 6000 shots but it is pratically new, only around 7 months. It shut down while playback and didn't came back since. As I bought it in the US and I live in Europe, Canon EU refuses to accept the warranty. I'm stuck...



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Try recharging the battery fully over night and putting it back in the camera and pushing the on button. This worked for me. The battery that was in the camera when it stopped working had only taken a few pictures so it should have had a good charge. My back up battery had been recharged for a few days and left in the camera bag so it must have lost a bit of the charge as it would not power the camera up after it had failed. Give this a try and report back if you find a different solution. I am afraid this will happen again so I am still seeking answers.

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    Thomas D. Jul 12, 2011

    The Canon G9 has a design defect, two screws fall out inside the camera and short out the fuse. If you've never had it fixed for no power before this is what has happened to your camera.

    Do a Google search for "canon g9 no power repair" and you will see a full repair service including return shipping of your camera for just $85.

    Hope this helps!

    Owner, Digital Camera Repair



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