Question about Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera
Thats right. We have a Canon PowerShot A85 and it worked GREAT...until we dropped it on concrete. It wont turn on. We tried putting in different batteries; we took out the memory card and tried again; and we also probably pressed EVERY button on this camera... at least once! Even plugging it into the computer didn't help. It's out of warranty now... and we're away from home on vacation right now...so any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
On our A85, after the drop, the camera was able to 'power on' intermittently. Eventually, it would not power on at all.
After reading the above suggestion about checking the battery contacts, I noticed the baterries were NOT all at the same height while in the camera. What had happened was that the battery contacts in the bottom of the battery compartment were not at the same height. Two of these metal contact 'fins' were bent down and not at the correct 45 degree angle [they were flatter]. I took a very small screwdriver and bent them back up into their original positions, thus allowing all the bateries to have a better contact [more pressure on the + and - ends] with the batteries.
Posted on Nov 09, 2007
Something is obviously broken inside. You could try the battery compartment- to make sure the batteries are making contact. Try switching it on while pressing the battery compartment door in so that it makes contact Try pressing the casing around the areas of the button and at the base of the Coreen- this is where the various connectors are located. But that is about all you can do These items are not repairable economically- best just to purchase the next camera.
Posted on Jun 25, 2007
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