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Flashing indicator lights when treying to power on my a540

When i try to turn on my power shot a540 all i get is indicator lights flashing at me. the two lights at the view finder, the green light at the selector wheel, and the orange light on the front

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    Still Blazin Feb 24, 2009

    sorry to tell you but that did not fix my problem. ive put new batteries in, ive tried taking out the memory card, ive also tried taking out the (flash) battery out. i can not even get the camera to power up period. all i get is a bunch of lights that flash on and then off when i push the power button.



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Hi there, I can help you with that. Do this:

Turn the camera off.
Take out the batteries for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, put the batteries back in (or get a fresh set).
Then turn the camera back on.

Let me know if that helps or not with a comment. If it helps, feel free to rate my answer accordingly. Thanks for coming to FixYa.


Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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    Rob Feb 24, 2009

    Ok, I have a couple of questions. Did drop it, or did it suffer a hard knock? And how old is the camera.

    Take out the memory card and the batteries. What we want to do is get the camera to "reset" itself. It might take 5 minutes or so.

    If the problem persists, you're going to have to take it to a repair shop. I could tell you how to tear into it to fix it, but you really don't want to do that. It would be a mess.




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