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Canon Power Shot Pro1 will not turn on

My Canon Power Shot Pro1 suddenly refuses to turn on. The lens is extended, and when I switch the power on, nothing happens. If I remove the battery und put it back in, the camera will, without me doing anything, turn on, move the lens in it's "turn-of-position", then extend again. When the lens has extendet to it's starting position, the screen flashes for an instant, but then the power is somehow cut off. This process is reproducable, it happens every time I remove the battery and then put it back in. When I connect the camera to my computer via USB, the lens will retract in the "turn-of-position". Managing images on the camera still works fine, also operating the camera's menu on the camera's screen. When i remove the USB-cable, the lens will extend, an then the power will cut off again. Because of the working computer-connection the problem lies definitly not within a broken battery or a broken screen. Also, the lens mechanics works fine. The camera is about two years old, but rarely used. Thanks a lot for any suggestions/explanations.

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A new camera will fix problem perfectly. LOL Did you drop it? Seem like there might be a short or something similar. Had U ever play the game "Operation"? This camera need it, of cause done by the pro. LOL

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