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Battery Fully Charged Camera Won't turn on

I have fully charged the battery and now the camera won't turn on. Camera is not quite 2 years old

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  • mdaigle71 May 22, 2009

    The battery door indicator switch on my camera is missing (the black part). So right now, there is a white frame and a gold spring in the middle.. I'm not sure where to press down in order to make my camera think the battery door is shut. I've been fiddling around with it, but nothing has worked so far. Any ideas?


  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Battery fully charged but shutter will not open

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    When I turn the camera on it stays on for about 5 seconds then turns of, both of the batteries that I used were fully charged and the battery indicator light on the camera showed that they were fully charged as well

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Hi

There are several things that could cause this.

1- Check the battery door indicator switch under the battery door and beside the memory card slot. Is the little black switch damaged or missing? Try pressing down gently using a pen it with the door open and then press the power button. Does it turn on?

2- The fuse has blown and needs to be replaced. Offhand I don't recall where it is on the SD600 PCB or how hard it is to solder on a new one (depends on if its tricky to get at or not). Good thing is fuses are really cheap.

3- Other power problem with the PCB due to corrosion or impact damage. The PCB or 'motherboard' of the camera will need to be replaced.

A couple solutions would be to either buy a defective camera online and make one good camera from the two if you can do that sort of thing yourself, or secondly have it repaired by somebody.

Don't bother trying to send the camera to Canon if it is out or warranty (though you can call them and verify what I'm about to say) because they will want $150+ to do the repair for you. Parts are not cheap to buy from them.

I know of one very affordable digital camera repair business... because I own it. The name is Darntoothysam, feel free to check us out, we are on that big auction website also (I don't plug their name for free), our seller ID is 'darntoothysam'. If you Google "darntoothysam" you will find us.

If we can help with your repair then please let us know.

Hope this helps,

Thomas

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