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New batteries do not work (battery door problem)

I keep trying new batteries and my camera will not turn on. Before I bought this, I think I might have read that there could be a potential problem with the battery door not making good connections to the battery terminals. I think this is my problem as all new batteries I have tried to do make the camera turn on.
I have had this camera almost two years and have not damaged it in anyway.

Has anybody heard of this problem with the battery door?

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  • jansin62 Nov 08, 2007

    Same exact problem - I sent it to Canon to fix, and it would cost at least $90. I'd like to hear a cheap solution.

  • Bill4 Nov 14, 2007

    Same Problem...



    New batteries don't make a difference.

  • ankurseth Jan 11, 2008

    New Canon A 720 IS does not turns on :(



    I tried changing batteries but no results.

  • Greg
    Greg May 11, 2010

    Hi folks! So is that the solution? It needs a better battery?

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I switched to Duracell batteries as mentioned elsewhere and it seemed to fix the problem, although can't say I trust that solution much.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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You need to power it with rechargable batteries. with the MAH being no less than 2000. I bought a charger which came with 2batteries for less than a tenner

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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