My A345 won't turn on when I press the power button, even after I installed fresh batteriesl. When I press the power button I get a momentary flash of the green "on" LED and then nothing. Right before the camera quit I was erasing a few shots from my filled up XD card. I've had this camera for about 3 years and it has always been completely reliable until today. It hasn't been dropped or abused. Can anyone out there suggest possible fixes or solutions to this problem? Many thanks to all who reply.
I experienced exactly the same problem with my A345. Check for a small L shaped lug on the inside of the battery cover which should operate an interlock switch located in the recess next to the PUSH TO EJECT label. The lug on my camera had snapped off, although this wasn't obvious until I looked at the illustrations on pages 10 and 11 of the owner manual.
My quick fix was to wedge a piece of matchstick into the recess to lock the switch in its operational position. The purpose of the switch seems to be to ensure that the camera is switched off when the cover is open, but as the battery connection relies on the cover being closed, this is liable to be the case anyway. The only possible risk would seem to be if one attempted to remove the memory card with the camera switched on while being run from an external power supply.
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Re: A345 won't turn on
When you say you "installed fresh batteries" are they NEW alkaline batteries or newly recharged ones.
When troubleshooting, forget the rechargables. Put in some NEW batteries and remove the XD memory card completely and try and start the camera.
This may not be a solution, but let us know how it went and we'll work on it.
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That camera could have two things causing it, 1 the soft press is the auto focus. Most cameras have a half press or soft press to turn on the auto focus and the hard press or press to take the picture. That could just be the camera. Some cameras that can be turned off in the menu. If that is not the case and it does not auto focus when you press it, then it is the button. We used to see that a lot with cameras. The button gives sometimes.
1) Direction of your battery might be wrong, Check out and put it again.
2) Load new or fully charged battery.
3) clean your battery terminal with soft cloth. (Might be it will filled with dirt or dust )
4) Turn ON the camera, again firmly.
Else, Your device need service (repair)
Rating the solution is highly appreciated....Good Luck
Does it power up in playback mode? If you can view pictures try switching over to camera mode and see if the lense will extend. if not then your lens is possibly stuck. possible solution in "THE ONLY WAY I KNOW HOW..." In my tips n tricks section. Also is my email if you want some pictures of an A345 opened up. Cheers.
The zoom lens on my A345 has been intermittently sticking for years. Finally it would only pop out about 5mm. I took my courage in my hands and put 1 drop of very light oil (sewing machine oil) on a cotton bud and wiped it over the visible parts of the lens cylinders. Switching it off the barrel retracted, and when switching on it extended fully. I wiped the same bud (without adding any more oil) over every exposed parts of the barrels. It's not failed yet, but it's early days...
Hey diana sue, I would first try cleaning the battery contacts, and if this doesn't work it is possible the new batteries you put in are defective so I would try another set of new batteries. If neither of these options work you should have the camera looked at by an authorized service technician. I hope this helps! Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.
all figured out,,,,the shutter button is too close to the shut off button,its happened to me many times ,next time it happns try to catch yourself and see which button you pressed,,guaranteed!!! it sucks
Have you tried using high-drain batteries? 2800mah rechargeables should do the trick. My A345 had all sorts of problems until I used expensive batteries and now it's been given a new lease of life! my camera wouldn't turn on half the time, when it did it turned off as soon I tried to use it, the shutter would refuse to open, all sorts of weird stuff - I have had no more problems since changing to better batteries (high-density Sony first of all, now I use rechargeable).
the best help u can get is from the service center of the camera. else do one thing. as am from india i dont know what place is the HUB to buy any kind of electronics items near your place. if u go to that kind of place where all kinds of electronics goods like computers, digicams, electronic components, etc etc... there they would take the power button from any other old camera and fix it in yours. but one thing is u dont need to prefer for a new button. old one will work fine. even inn service center they have old buttons. so try in service center first. then try in shops.
If you're sure the batts are fresh, check for corrosion on the battery contacts. Hold the on-button for at least 5 seconds. If still nothing it's probably a blown fuse. Check with us for prices: www.crystalcamera.com