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Camera will not power up correctly

After pressing the on button when in camera mode (the lens is currently in the extended position), the camera buzzes briefly, the LCD screen does not activate, the lens does not retract and the camera shuts down. When in playback mode the camera buzzes briefly, the Canon chirping bird appears and chirps then the screen and the camera shuts down. I have changed the battery and memory card with no change in the problem. The camera has not been dropped and is in very good condition. It was purchased new in 6/06. I bought a Canon Power Shot a620 in July of 2006. It will not power up at all. I have tried new batteries, cleaning the battery contacts (which are spotless anyway). I have never dropped or abused this camera in anyway and have used it very little. I am hoping that the factory will stand behind there product and am sending it in today.

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  • johnsacco Nov 27, 2007

    I dropped my camera and it now only powers on when it is pointing down. It works completely fine but only if it is not pointing straight ahead. As soon as I tilt it up to point it straight ahead it powers off. If it is upside down pointing up or sideways, it WORKS. It stops working when it is pointed straight ahead or when i tap on it. Obviously something is loose. Is there a common part that I would look at?

  • Palomitz Jan 20, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Canon A620. The camera does not turn ON at all. I have tried many batteries, new and rechargeable, and still does not work. It is dead. Can anyone help?

  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    I purchased a Canon A630 on April,2007. Installed new battery and cleaned battery contacts, camera failed to power up. Pressed and held power button, no respond at all. No dropping was happen to this camera.

    Any one has any idea?

  • haraldstoll Feb 26, 2009

    ey gys, same issue here:
    Device was working fine, took a bunch of pictures, slided to play to show my friends and then it turned off with the lens still showing.
    now the machine will not turn on at all, new batteries, nothing. 

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Again the same old compact camera zoom lens problems - sand in lens, stuck AF motor, chewed up plastic gears...you only have to look at them wrong and they will die... (A very cynical camera repairer that has tried to repair these damn things soo often!!) Even cameras with internal lenses like the old Nikon 950/990/4500 still have troubles with stuck motors and broken lens parts. I despair - these things are just made to last the guarantee out (if that long) and die horribly afterwards!!

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If your A360 only extends the lens partway when you turn the camera on in picture mode, there is an easy solution that requires no technical knowledge whatsoever. Mine exhibits this behavior most of the time, and I've experimented it with it and found that these two things help:

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