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Not Turning On

My Canon Powershot G3 is about 4 years old and up to now there has been no problems but now when I turn the switch nothing happens theLCD screen stays black and there is no green or orange light. Help Me!

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  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    My Canon G3 is about 5 years old and all of a sudden one day it would not power up to take a picture. I also could not go into view mode to review pictures taken the day before. Hooking it up to the computer and using the Canon Browser software would not work either. Could not read the pictures taken the days and weeks before. Took the disk into photo processing machines at Walmart and they could not read the memory cartridge either. We lost the pictures. Tried new battery that was working in a friends G3. Still would not power up. Put on charger and no lights would come on. It's funny how it worked one day on December 23rd 2007 and on December 24th it quit working. Took it to a camera store and they said they would have to send it off to get it worked on and it would be a minimum of $150. I think I'll buy a new camera...maybe not a Canon this time.

  • sethankur Jan 11, 2008

    Well I have a similar problem but with a new Canon Powershot A720 IS.

    It was gifted me from US, I m in india now and it just does'nt powers on....i m just stuck n stunned...i never expected canon camera to be so stupid..

    can anyone help....i have tried changing the batteries. What else??
    Canon India is asking big charges for the same..

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Have you try buy new battery

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