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S1 IS does not power on


Out of nowhere, my S1 IS decided not to power on. I have 2 sets of freshly charged batteries (checked with multimeter), all of the bottom battery terminals are still springy, nothing appears to be wrong, but the camera shows no signs of life. I can move the power lever to the 'take pictures' side or the 'review pictures' side - it doesn't matter. No life is indicated. No power LED, no nothing.

I didn't notice any puffs of smoke coming out of it previously either...

Any ideas?

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Re: S1 IS does not power on

I went to canons site and found an advisory on the S1 IS. I had a display that would not go on (all black) camera functions were all ok just no display. they had a recall on the chips. the following is the address for the advisory ...

I sent my camera in per their instructions, received an e-mail a few days later(1/9/08) confirming that they would repair it a few more days later (1/16/08)I received another e-mail confirming that it had been repaired and shipped. Today (1/17/08) I got it and to my very pleasant surprise the box contained a new S5 IS!!! I will be sending them a very nice THANK YOU for it after I post this.

PS e-mail accepting repair 1/9/08
e-mail stating it shipped on 1/15/08, 1/16/08
received 1/17/08

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

Re: S1 IS does not power on

I just had the same problem with this camera not powering on.
I have since found out not to use rechargble batterys in kids toys.
But to fix it, you need good batterys and then there is a little silver button right below the lens, at the bottom. If you hold the button in for at least 10 sec. It will reset the camera. The lens will retract itself and then you should be able to turn it on again.

Hopefully this works for everyone,

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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