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Will not turn on and charged battery to fullest

It was working perfectly the day before.

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I used my camera yesterday and now today i turn the camera on to take pictures and the screen only shows the batter level and it's stuck on the last picture i took.......what do i do? i need to take pictures now!
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Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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Thank you for such a detailed description, wishing others would take your lead. To the problem camera designated batteries (other then AA rechargeable) have always been a bit of a sore spot for me because the user is compelled to purchase a specific battery. As much as I prefer the name brand accessories for the camera there come a point where you just gotta venture forth with third party accessories. There is nothing wrong with using an "off" brand in fact what I've found is that is some cases they are a better battery. Again back to the problem. I grasping thoughts on how to word this but, here goes. As much as the manufactures would like you to believe that these batteries do not form a memory they do. Also the battery can trick you into thinking it's fully charged when in fact even though the charge light is saying completed it's only got about 1/3 charge. I've worked with Canon's BP 511 and now the "new" BP 511A for many years The BP511A or equivalent is the better battery. What needs to be done is to drain those batteries down until they stop, let it cool don't take it from the camera to the charger. Time the battery when you put it on the charger, meaning not to the second but what you would "normally" do is plug the battery into the charger and leave it right. Well what's possibly happening is that within ten minute the ready light is coming on, (something stupid going on in the battery) So check the battery stat of charge after say 15 minutes and if it says it ready (drum roll please) remove the battery unplug the charger for a few seconds and place the battery charger back onto the wall outlet and plug the battery back into the charger and look at your watch again. I've had to do this as much as three times until the thing would get the idea it was to take a charge "normally" about 2 hours will bring it back up. There is no device I've found to completely drain one of these batteries so over a period of time in your case one year the batteries begin this fit. I've since replaced the BP511 for the better BP511A's or equivalent. I'm not pointing a finger because myself and staff do the same thing and pull the battery before going to a shoot if it's showing partial discharge and the thing gets put onto charge and we start this cycle all over again. Be careful of the charger as well meaning don't just disconnect the battery and put it back on charge when it's going the cycle thing disconnect the charger from its power source as well because it holds a memory for a few seconds and will just shut off in a few moments if you don't.

Long story but I've been doing this now for 9 years since the dawn of Canon's 30D Cheers

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Camera wont turn on

Very odd that both cameras would stop working at the same time, has someone else abused them?

Removeing the batterys for a while is a good enought reset, check the battery connectors and contact your dealer if they both have warranty you will get them repaired or replaced for free. other than that I can recommend you a repair man if you provide me the city you live in.

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This is very common problem now days with cameras. The lens getting stuck and won't retract. The reasons for this are Dust, Misalignment of the camera lens, sudden shock to the camera or low battery.

Try to charge your camera battery to fullest and then try to turn off the camera and see if the lens retracts or not. If it does not, then do not pressurise it. Doing so will damage the mechanism further. If using charged battery or spare battery do not work then my advise will be to take it to your nearest authorized service station as it is a very delicate hardware issue. Trying to fix on your own will damage it further.

If you need further information on the same please do write to us, we will be pleased to answer your queries once again.

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The issue could be with your battery. The battery might not be charged to its fullest. Hence once the flash goes off, it drains most of the energy stored resulting in shut down.

Please charge your camera battery to fullest and then try to click pic again. If you have spare battery, please try to use it and see if the problem is still there.

If the issue is still there, please do write to us.

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Hi Dear,

This issue is because of discharged battery. The when there is not enough power supply for the camera to support it for longer time. The reserve power supply switches on your camera for a moment resulting in roll out of the camera lens. But as the camera detects that there is not enough battery available, it agains rolls in the camera lens in and then shuts down.

Hope this is one of the reasons. Please charge the battery to the fullest and then try to use it on the camera.

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Run the battery all the way down until completely dead and then try recharging. Nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries don't develop a "memory" quite like the old nickel cadmium (Ni Cad) batteries


Try taking out the memory card. I had the same problem, but for some reason I had the memory card out and the green lights returned and my camera charges correctly now


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