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Camera won't power up

Hi, I have a Canon S1IS bought it used so I don't know it's history. It has worked perfect up to a day ago. I took two pics of our cat, the flash worked fine, I then when to shut it off and nothing. The lens will retract automatically if the batteries are low, but this time the lens did not retract.
I changed batteries, tested them, tested the button battery, all good, but still will not power up. This thing just died. I tried to find some info on at the Canon web site, nothing in the manuals or trouble shoot guides to give any explanation for this problem, just says needs repaired..........Dahhhhhh.

Any Ideas what it could be? I am very mechanically inclined but at a total loss as to how to fix something like this....
Thanks,
Patrick

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Hi

Well actually, if you want to know what the real solution it's this:

Your camera may very well (and most likely does) have a defective CCD. How could that cause the camera to not power you say? Everything is run by electricity in the camera, so basically any component can cause a power failure. In fact, Ive seen an LCD screen cause no power in a certain Canon Powershot series of cameras!

Your camera is covered under a HUGE recall for defective CCDs, and anybody who actually knows camera repair knows this. It seems from the Canon website that the recall is still active, so please give them a call and see fi they will fix it for free.

PS. If they don't have the replacement CCD to fix the camera... they will give you an S5-IS as a replacement !!!

Good luck from an actual camera repair business, Darntoothysam com

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    The Canon support website holds no forms or other needed documents, so you can save yourself some time (if you live in the US or Puerto Rico) by just calling the Canon Customer Support line at 1-800-828-4040. Support hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 12 midnight, and Saturday from 10am-8pm. (All times EST.) Alternately, you can send email to: carecenter @cits canon com



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HI PATRICK,
I think there is some internal problem.However try resetting the camera.That is first remove the memory card if you are using one,and then just check if the camera is working fine.Because there might be possibilities of the memory card being defective.So if the camera is working fine without the memory card then use a different memory card.But if the camera is still not working try removing the batteries and put them back in.If its still not working then you have to service the camera.

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