I dropped my camera and it worked fine until I opened the battery door and a small piece fell out that pushes in and detects that the battery door is closed. Can you purchase that little piece or is it going to cost more than purchasing a new camera. I hate to do that since this camera was so good. Please help
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Re: Battery door error
The switch is soldered to the circuit board. The tab portion of it is what you found after opening the battery door. I believe you would have to buy the entire circuit board to make that repair. Most camera manufacturers sell assemblies rather than small components. It would be possible to take one from another camera of the same type and transfer the switch. It is fairly delicate work.
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Things to check first for a camera that won't turn on are battery contact points, and micro switches that are located on the battery and memory card doors. As you mentioned the door fell off, would recommend focusing your attention on inspecting the door switch and the plastic nib that pushes in on it. Troubleshooting tips on other things that need to be checked may be seen here. These tips won't work for every case, but they're worth a try.
Do you have a way to test the battery and you know it's ok?
Those batteries have built-in protection circuitry that can cut out or turn off the battery entirely if it detected a problem like a short circuit, etc. And it may not get over it.
Try a 2nd battery or the AC power adapter directly.
Also check that the 3 little pins in the camera DC input jack are intact, straight, and not touching each other.
Some camera's won't turn on if the memory card door is open or the card is ejected but I tested that on my G3 and it still turns on either way.
Ah.... and lastly... there is a little electrical limit switch connected to the battery cover door that disables the camera if the battery door is open. It gets pressed by a small plastic piece attached to the battery cover when you close the battery door. If the plastic piece or the tiny, recessed switch has an issue then the camera won't turn on The switch could be bypassed internally (not easy to do) if that was the problem.
Look for a tiny, thin, black plastic switch about as thin as a staple down in a recessed hole (slot) near the battery cover hinge. Try gentle pushing the battery closed switch "over" a little. You can tell which way to push by observing how the battery door slides into position as you close it. I was able to turn on my camera with the door open by doing this. The switch is very tiny, don't break it.
If the battery door isn't closing all the way that would also cause the same issue.
was just having the same problem the camera would not turn on... NOTHING.... battery fully charged was messing around with it opened battery door pushed in on battery while trying to turn on and it came on, guessing battery was not making complete contact added a piece of foil in door to push down on battery when door shut now working fine
Mine did this until I folded up a small piece of paper to depress and hold the small lithium battery module detect switch inside the battery compartment, then it powered up fine for the first time in two years using NiMH batteries. After removing the paper (lithium detect OFF), it still works. Perhaps that recalibrated the low battery detect circuit?
By the way, do you still have that little plastic piece? It's likely a push-piece that pushes in on a pin switch on the door. If you can find and glue it back exactly where it fell off, your camera just may work again.
Open the battery door , there should be a small button ( right next to SD Memory card on my IXUS 60 ) It tells the camera when door is open & disables power to the camera .Its very weakly made & is responsible for alot of people's problems I have seen so far,including myself !!
The one on my IXUS 60 just magically fell out and landed down the drain whilst I was just changing a battery , and the camera ceased to function. With the button itself gone the copper wire terminals were visible. I used a small pair of scissors and pushed them together and it instantly resumed working, & still does.
I'd recommend using a piece of aluminium foil , or any other conductive material folded up and inserted into the cavity to connect all the copper prongs together.
Im not going to tell you to pull your button out, BUT, Upon seeing inside it, I'm confident that even when still intact , it'd be really easy for it to malfunction....
Try this: with the battery installed and battery door open, take a pencil, fine tip screwdriver, or anything long and skinny and push the tip of it into the little nub circled in the picture here. There's a spring inside that little nub... keep the spring depressed and try to turn on the camera. If it works, then either a small piece of plastic broke off the battery door or the nub got broken/pushed in too far for the battery door to trigger it. Try using a dab of hot glue to keep the nub pushed into the down position.
Try checking this... on the battery door (the outside door) along the top edge (over the CF card pointer embossed in the back of the door) you should see a little plastic piece that pokes out... tis is supposed to push a small switch located in a slot over the battery compartment. It's the sensor that tells if the battery door is open or closed.. if the plastic part breaks off or gets chipped it wont push the button and the camera will not turn on when the shutter door is opened.
You need a new battery lid. The problem is the lid has a pin that when closed properly, allows the battery to power up the camera. You can get one for $30.00 on Ebay item number 7623965577 if you act fast. This is a good camera and would be worth $30.00 (plus 5.50 shipping) to fix it.
Please let me know how it works.