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Canon A75 - frozen

My A75 froze up in between taking pictures (lens still out). I figured the batteries had died, but no luck. I cannot power it on with new batteries, or with power supply. I've pulled the memory card, tried all buttons, etc. After reading other comments about the humidity effects on the camera, I'm a little suspicious. I live in Calgary (very dry), however I was in Cuba when it died...

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  • Todd Hunter Mar 22, 2007

    My camera sat in pieces on my desk for 2months. I put it back together today, put new batteries in it and still NO GO... Took your advice (nothing to lose) and BANGED it on my desk and in my hand a couple times and voila!!! WORKING!!! FULLY FUNCTIONAL!!! I can't believe it!

    Thanks Lish!!!

  • Todd Hunter Mar 22, 2007

    Sorry, I meant to thank Rogofulm and Lish for their suggestions.

  • roybert Apr 18, 2008

    Wow, technology.  So mine is about 4 yrs old.  Last year I had the problem of no power and the slam/bang method brought it back to life.  It happened again during use, and this time nothing will work. No power. No response.  I'd venture to guess the bang it around method is not the factory fix.  I'd love to hear there is a reset on the inside, but I haven't taken a screwdriver to it yet.
    My wife plans on stealing my Canon S3 IS if I can't solve her problem.

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    I had the same problem, camera wouldn't turn on, changed batteries, nothing. So I read the previous person's experience of banging the camera and it began working, so I tried and VOILA it works completely again!



    Thanks!

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Hi
I also own a A75 for going on 5 years. Just today it shut down with the lens extended out. As the other persons have mentionned nothing worked, batteries etc. I was reluctant to try the BANG method. So I just gave it a good rap with my knickles at the bottom near the battery compartment. Lo and behold ITS ALIVE AGAIN.

This definately suggests a loose connector or some wiring related to the battery power.

Should this happem again and a good jarring fails to awaken it, I will definately disassemble it.
Will keep this forum posted.

Thanks for the trick and help.

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Maybe it's just Cuba because when I brought it to Cuba in 2004 it stopped working 1 hour into country. I found the banging of the camera is the only way it seemed to respond. I even sent it into the manufacturer and this seems to be a solution.

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Remove the memory card and press power

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I had this problem as well and got two solutions from this site. The first - remove the contacts, clean with emory board, and pry up the contacts with a tiny screwdriver did not work (although it certainly didn't hurt). The second solution -- bang it -- worked! I bumped it on the counter two times and that brought it back to life. At least for now it seems to be working just like before. Thanks to both tipsters!!!

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I had the same problem, and Canon told me to take out the batteries for 20 minutes and put them back in. The lens goes in, the camera now powers up, but the LCD screen is black. It takes pictures, but I can't see them! My computer won't recognize it either...I'm still working on this. Hope this helps a little

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