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Magnetic field? I left my Canon powershot A530 on top of my computer tower for a few days, now it will not turn on. I have checked batteries. Is the tower a strong magnetic field? How do I get my camera working again cheaply!!!

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Well I dont think the computer field is a problem. You could clean up the contacts in the battery chamber with the eraser on the end of a pencil - just in case the warmth from the computer caused the batts to sweat. Do get onto Canon Tech Support. But cheaply? Nah ! Any paid for repair will be almost as expensive as getting a new camera.

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http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2008/02/simple-fix-for-digital-cameras.html

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