Question about Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera
At first thought it was a flat battery but new batteries haven't solved it. Press on/off button get 'nothing'
It is a problem with cameras that have set up for some time with out use. An old repair shop owner for Nikon told me that if a camera is not used the electronics have a tendency to fail. I had several cameras do this over time. The ones I used on a reglar basis have given no problems. Heat and dust will ruin your investment. Dont ever pack one away in an attic or trunk. They just cant take it. IF you can find a repair shop that will even work on a point and shoot camera give them a try an see if will look at it for a reasonable cost. But I bet they tell you to just get another one. EOL end of line products. I hate the cheap goods made today. Good luck
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Camera won't turn on
Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't power on. They won't work for every case, but they're worth a try:
Posted on May 14, 2008
SOURCE: Camera won't power up
Mine was the microswitch that tells the camera the battery / card door is closed. The tiny, cheap plastic protrusion that pushes on the switch broke off. Jam the switch with the end of a toothpick.
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
SOURCE: won't turn on
Pls check the metal strips of battery terminal .
It would contains carbon when u put the batteries & stay in for long period when not in use.
Pls clean the same & try .
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
This is the date battery. Ir remembers the date and time when you remove the AA batteries so you don't have to reset the date/time each time you replace the main batteries. Check page 159 in the manual (or somewhere around there) for information. The battery type is CR1220 (a fairly standard type), and should be available at electronic stores.
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
You're using alkaline batteries. No matter how much you pay for alkaline type batteries, they just cannot cope with the amount of power that a digital camera needs - especially an older model. Use a type called lithium AA, energiser make a very good version. You can usually buy them in camera shops, and they can be a little pricier, but the camera will take between 300-500 photos per set, so worth it. If thats not possible I would suggest using rechargable batteries with a charger - the higher the number the stronger the battery. 2100mAh to 2900mAh should be okay for a camera, and the best type is niMH (not niCD). Good luck.
Posted on Jul 26, 2010
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