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My Camera will no longer turn on. I've swapped out recharged batteries but nothing seems to work. This a refurbished camera that canon swapped out for a s2is that was having problems with no display on lcd or thru the eye piece. This refurbished camera is only 1 year old.

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  • dewyatt Sep 09, 2009

    The tech had no clue about this camera. A total waste of money!

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There may be something more serious wrong with the camera, but the problem you describe is frequently due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera. Remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a clean dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during the cleaning, wipe both ends of the batteries with the cloth, and reinsert them into the camera. This clears the problem about 90% of the time - I hope it works for you.

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