Have just taken my first 200 photos with my new Canon Ixus 70. Battery was exhausted, so I charged it. Now, when I turn it on, I get no view at all on the LCD. I do get all the settings appearing and can navigate on the menus but no image thru the LCD. Have evn tried taking a photo but no image registers...Any ideas before I send it back!
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I don't know where you got your information but, most of it is incorrect. Your camera can use two types of batteries: rechargeable EN-MH1 using the MH-70 battery charger or a non-rechargeable CRV3. The camera cannot be charged with a cord to the camera. Also, new EN-MH1 batteries will discharge quickly for the first few charges and then give good service thereafter.
You can find a new charger by searching for your camera's model number (add the word "charger") on Amazon, but it might be better to get one of the "universal" chargers instead. There are several makes of these, that will charge any of the small lithium batteries used in cameras and phones, so you won't have this problem again. And the universal chargers are often cheaper than the ones dedicated to a single battery type.
If your camera came with a charger for the battery, then it is unlikely that it will charge from the USB lead.
Yes. The batteries don't charge in the camera, only in the separate battery charger (proveded with the camera). If you didn't get one (assuming second-hand?) then search Amazon for "ixus charger" and you will find hundreds.
Always check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty. It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair estimate. Very few digital cameras have any user-serviceable parts.
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How old is your battery? Keep in mind rechargeable Li-Ion batteries aren't meant to last more than a couple years, regardless of whether they've been used or not. If yours is as old as your camera, I think you know the answer. The good news is there are many inexpensive generic alternatives available these days. Some are very good, and vice versa. Research the buyer reviews before considering purchasing.
Hmmmmm, the only thing I can think of, are you using the correct type batteries ? Check your instruction manual for the correct type of batteries, if you still have a problem I send it in for repair work or return it if it's new. Good Luck
First, make sure you are using the right type of battery. LiMh re-chargeables are the best to use. Brand is your preference. In time you'll find a brand you like the best. Get 1800mAh or larger if you can.
Second, look through the menu on the camera and check to see what battery "type it is set for. "Alkaline" for self bought, Ni cad for rechargeable. This tells the camera how to regulate the power from the batteries. Also using the wrong off the self batteries will give you the same result you mentioned. Make sure it is for "photo" or "cameras".
Third, look into the battery compartment. Look to see if there is any contamination on the brass/copper contacts. A "green" color is a bad sign. Can be cleaned with baking soda and a tooth brush but very difficult. Steel wool wrapped around a cotton swab works but leaves behind small particles (desperate method). Also, sometimes they put a plastic liner inside the battery compartment to protect the contacts during shipment. Is it still there?
Fourth, maybe the battery charger is faulty. It may show the batteries charged but they are not. Try using another charger.
If all these items I have mentioned are OK and check out, then there is really no other simple fix you can do as a consumer and you need to take the camera back. It is an internal problem. You have had it lees than a year so it should be covered by warrentee. I'd push the issue if they say "no"
Good luck and please let me know if this solved you problem, thank you..