Question about Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera
My camera wont turn on. Even with new batteries, it says to change the batteries.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. Take a picture and see if it is also black. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:
Applicable cameras include:
A40, A60, A70, A75, A80, A85, A95, A300, A310, S1 IS, S60, S200, S230, S330, S400, S410, S500, SD100, SD110, IXUS V2/300/400/430/500, IXY Digital 200a/300a/400/450/500
The little 3 volt button battery is the clock battery for the camera. It keeps track of date and time.
Posted on Feb 08, 2008
Either the fuse has blown or there is another problem with the main PCB or possibly the battery door indicator switch.
Open the battery door, by the memory card slot is a tiny switch; is the black tab for the switch still there or is it broken off and missing? Is it jammed down? Try holding the switch down with a pencil and press the power button... does it work?
If it doesnt seem to be the switch, it's probably the fuse. If you can solder well you can probably replace it yourself, and I will get the fuses tracked down and listed in the store so they are available to anyone who needs them.. they are cheap!
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Posted on Nov 01, 2008
Your problem may be due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a 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 cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, the camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
Hi, Has anyone resolved this issue yet, I have a powershot s2 IS with the same issue - i replace the batteries with brand new duracell's and it says replace batteries i reseat the batteries and it works for a few pics if im lucky then says replace batteries again - any help would be appreciated - Canon offers no solution.
Posted on Dec 25, 2009
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