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S45 not powering up

After 5 years, my Canon Powershot S45 suddenly stopped showing any power (turning on, going into photo review mode, etc)!

In the middle of taking pictures, camera shutdown and stopped showing any energy life. I have replaced and recharged two separate batteries with no luck. I also tried to remove/reinstall compact flash card. Also, I can't even enter photo review mode (camera not waking up). Does this mean the camera is absolutely dead? Can I try anything before I give up? Thank you!

Any recommendations for a slight step-up camera if there is no hope for this one?


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  • joedev Nov 27, 2007

    My S45 was too died suddenly after 4 years of excellent performance.
    On a trip a one day I opened camera and it wont power up. After opening lenses cover nothing
    happens, no display. (It was working a day before). Cannot do preview (w/o
    opening lenses) means no sign of power of any sort. Thought battery is dead
    recharged / replaced new battery but no use.

    Many months after
    trying many time with little soft bangs did not help, Opened camera as suggested
    on this forum and other but still no sign of power! L Anybody had same problem and solution?

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2007

    I am having the same problem, was working a day before, when I open the camera now, it will take a while to "boot up", then reported "CF Card Error", this happen just yesterday, looking at the date, does it means the camera has expired.....

  • stridor Jan 25, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. My Camera was working fine and then the next time the same day that I tried to use it, Completely dead, won't turn on, even though battery completely charged.



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Ditto for me as well. Did anybody have an adapter that lets you power the camera directly? I'm thinking about opening it, but who knows? 5 year obsolescence time-out?

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