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Dropped my Power Shot A75. Now no power at all

I dropped my camera from about 3 feet. And now there is no power to it at all. It tried to turn on fro a few times, now there is no power at all. Is there anythign I can do here, w/o sending it back?

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Re: Dropped my Power Shot A75. Now no power at all

Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't power on:

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Most likely the motor mecanisim was damaged when you dropped it. was unable to locate a sony dealer in nepal, You could try Sears if there is one in nepal.

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Dropped camera and now the lens is stuck out,when i turn it on the screen says turn power on and off again.i do that,but it keeps saying it still and camera makes a weird noise when i turn it on,and lens...


Bummer huh? I dropped mine a while back and damaged my battery cover!

I would try...taking out the batteries and reinstalling them! This may reset your camera?

Otherwise, I would do a web search and type in:

Sony Cyber-shot Camera DSC-W50 troubleshooting

Hope this helps you get your camera working again!

Kind Regards!


Sep 15, 2011 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50 Digital Camera

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Hi,i dropped my sony WX9. Bought it in June 2011, dropped Sept 2011. It was a short drop. Now the lens opens only halfway and keeps clicking and on the screen i get the prompt: turn the camera off and then...

There are three ways of repairing,
1- Contact nearest Sony Service Center and they will estimate you to replace the Complete Optical Unit, which would be costly but reliable,

2- In second way, Contact any repair man nearby and he will open the Optical Unit Assy. and and try to fix it (most probably it is only misaligned).

3- Third method is free of cost and chances are 50/50, the face of optical unit (Lens) keep down and keep press it normally and in the meanwhile turn its power on. The Lens of the camera will try to open keep it press slightly not with full power :) . After few tries turn it off. After that in normal way turn it on and hopefully it will work fine again.
If No.3 method successful keep remember me :)

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Camera won't turn on

1. Most likely is discharged or improperly inserted batteries. Make sure to use freshly charged AA batteries that are inserted with the correct polarity. The Inner 2 have the minus side up and the outer 2 batteries have the + side facing up.

2. Close the battery door fully because the battery cover pushes on a small sensor that has to be closed before the camera will turn on. The battery cover slides and clicks into place. If the battery cover sensor is bent or damaged then the camera would not turn on. The battery cover sensor is tiny, and out of the way and probably not obvious that is has one.

3. Insert the proper memory card and close the memory card cover securely. If it's left open or not seated fully the camera may not turn on. I

4. Also remove the memory card and re-seat it, then close the cover again in case it was not fully closed.

5. Remove the batteries and check that the battery terminals are clean and they appear to be intact. For example, corrosion from leaking batteries could cause a poor connection.

6. Was the camera dropped? If it was dropped that can bend the metal battery contacts, then when you put the batteries in it doesn't really contact the battery properly.

7. If it still won't turn on have an electronics guy check it over, or at the local college electronics teacher. I've fixed these before and the main DC circuits are not too complicated. These camera's can even be powered up using a regulated 6V DC power supply connected properly to the battery terminals, (just for testing) and in that case you don't need batteries to tell that the camera works or not. These draw about 300mA of current when ran from 5V to 6V DC.

I attached a JPG photo showing a similar Canon A60 running via a DC power supply and no batteries. This one was apart at the time to fix a stuck zoom lens, and when it's apart there is no where to put the batteries so I have to power it this way.

You do not have to take it apart or use this method. I just mentioned this so it's clear that all it needs to run is 5 -6V DC from properly charged and inserted batteries (or an external source). Don't try connecting anything if you are not familiar with electronics because connecting it up wrong can damage the camera. Try the suggestions mentioned early and it will probably work since these are pretty reliable cameras.


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CCD sensor

This is such a specific request, I'll assume you know what you are doing ..... the ccd sensor is quite a difficult part to change.

From my perspective, best option would be to find a donor body thats defective in a different way. There are lots on eBay ....

One thing you might consider is buying a reasonable secondhand one - again from eBay they are less than $50 ......

Finally, Canon had a recall on the A75 for bad sensor problems - I'm not sure if you qualify, but .....

Hope this helps

Mar 09, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

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I turn on my Canon Power shot A75. to take a

This sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. 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 this link 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 30/30a/200a/300a/D320/400/ 450/500

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Broken zoom

The E18 error is fairly common. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension.

Here's some things that you can do to try to correct it. They only seem to work for about 50% of lens errors, but they're worth a try:

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