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My camera turns on but then shuts off

Ive had the camera for a year and never had problems but now the lense thing is halfway out and when i turn the camera on all it does is go to the main picture i set and turns off 20 seconds later. it's a powershot A510 for canon please help me!!

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  • kelly123 Aug 16, 2007

    i already tried batteries doesnt work.

  • Cramshaw Nov 03, 2007

    When I try to use camera, the lens extends then retracts to half-way. I have wiped off both ends of the batteries, used new batteries, re-charged and tried my Canon Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. Nothing works. Timing of non-operation was very poor; just as we were cruising through the Panama Canal !. Ah well, I'll probably make that trip again....NOT !

    Bob Gardner



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Thanks Guest! It worked great for me. Changed my battery brand and the camera is alive again...

Posted on Nov 07, 2007


I had the same problem and it was killing me, but once I changed the BRAND of batteries I was using my camera miraculously came back to life...well it turned on and stayed on, and the display now works :)

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My camera wont stay on i turn it on then it turns off 20 sec later

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Did you place a new battery in? Well, try doing that.

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