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Canon PowerShot A470 Digital Camera won't turn on

At first thought it was a flat battery but new batteries haven't solved it. Press on/off button get 'nothing'

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    Lynda Markie Apr 20, 2014

    I've solved the problem - thanks - by taking out the memory card and turning on. Camera reset and all is now well. It must have locked due to battery failure while using it.

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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

Posted on Feb 01, 2015

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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:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/simple-fix-for-dead-cameras-that-wont.html

Posted on May 14, 2008

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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

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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 .

B. rgds
Rajnish
rajnish@orientaldelhi.com

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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SOURCE: The Canon Powersht A470 has a small button battery

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

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SOURCE: Battery low indicator on Canon Powershot A470 camera is always on

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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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 .

B. rgds
Rajnish
rajnish@orientaldelhi.com

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