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Wont' turn on! Power button lodged?

Hi - I love my Canon but now the poor thing won't turn on (and it's not the battery or the lens, but the actual button) I think the button might have a loose screw or something because if I keep pressing it, at times it would turn on, but then it takes ages to turn it off too.

What should I do? Anyone else experience this problem?
Thanks!!!!

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It sounds like either the power switch itself or the connection between the switch and main board could be faulty. You would most likely need to have a service centre replace the power switch circuit to rectify the problem. Best of luck!

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