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Turning camera on

I've had camera for several years. For some reason I can't turn it on with the on/off button. I have charged the battery. Is it ready for the junkyard or are there things I could try?

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    Powers on but screen is dark. Will show pictures on computer that are on card when plugged into usb port, but will not take new pics

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For 2747acr:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/simple-fix-for-dead-cameras-that-wont.html

For Guest of Sep 23:

Press the DISP button. If that didn't fix it, then it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/canon-digital-cameras-showing-black.html

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=PgComSmModDisplayAct&fcategoryid=225&modelid=13390&keycode=2112&id=29819

Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500

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