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Camera wont turn on or off

Ive had my SD850 for a little over a year now. i've dropped it a few times but its never been in water or touched water and its always seemed to work fine. it was working fine this morning, and all of a sudden this afternoon the power button stopped working--i'd have to press it a lot of times for it to turn on, and then i had to do the same to turn it off. i'd even take out the battery and put it back in and it would still be on. now it wont even turn on at all. my battery's charged and working, and its clean and everything. everything else besides the power button works fine..

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Hi

Sounds like the power button switch as been damaged... if I recall correctly it's a very small button and even a small amount of damage to it will cause the parts to no longer align properly which will result in the outer button that you push not reaching the inner button on the board of the camera.

One solution would be to open the camera and see if you can see anything obviously wrong with the button on the inside of the camera. The button is part of the flash assembly, so if there is damage to it replacing the flash will probably solve all your power issues!

If we can help with the part or do the repair for you, please let us know! We pride ourselves in AFFORDABLE digital camera repair... watch out for those ... 'geeks' they will want $150-200 to repair this problem as all they will do is send it to Canon and they will repair it for a flat rate of about $120+.

If all you need is the flash, I can get you one, new or used. New will probably be $40, used $25. If you want us to install it, the cost would only be the cost of the part plus $25 for the installation and return shipping.

Good luck with your repair, and even if you don't need parts from us please let me know if you need any more assistance.

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Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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