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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This model is renowned for poor battery life. Some people say using the CRV3 battery lasts a lot longer but my advice is to buy NimH batteries with at least 2600mah. Some Nimh are only 700mah and obviously will last less than a third the time of a 2600. Keeping the use of the LCD to a minimum will increase battery life and using the flash puts a tremendous drain on the batteries so if you can do without the flash switch it off. Combine these tips with a set of 2600mah batteries and I'll guarantee you'll be pleasantly surprised. As a sideline I always have a good laugh when I see an Olympics opening at night or a firework display and all you can see is thousands of flashes going off which the majority only reach about 12 feet maximum and the parade being shot is some 300 feet away. BMW
Posted on May 30, 2006
SOURCE: camera will not go on
If you push the power button and do not see any signs of life at all, it is most likely a blown fuse. In this model disassembly is required to replace the fuse, and it is soldered onto the main power board. If there are signs of life, but the camera does not function there are other explanations. Jammed lenses are the most common cause of power-on failure. Check with your manufacturer for recalls and warranty service information. Failing that you can find a repair provider online. David Millier Advance Camera Repair
Posted on Mar 13, 2007
Take a look at the following recall advisory for the A530/A540.
Look closely at the second picture. Does the spring on your battery door stick out and overlap/touch the metal battery contact plate as shown in the second picture? If so, affix a small piece of tape to the contact plate between the plate and the spring to insulate the plate from the spring. Make sure that the spring should not be able to directly touch the plate, and is shielded by the tape.
Note that currently Canon has not included the A510 in the recall, but if you experience this problem, this fix should correct it.
Posted on Feb 18, 2008
I think you have a faulty fuse (there are three in total) inside the camera. The fuse might have blown because of bent pin for the memory cards or a faulty cf card. In wich case, you have to repair it yourself, there are pages on the web that describe what you have to do (search for fuse and 350d), or send it to a canon service center ( they will change the complete motherboard because the fuses are soldered to the mainboard and they won't change them)
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
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