Question about Canon PowerShot A95 Digital Camera
This A95 has a mind of its own.... with fresh batteries, it will turn itself on, then a few seconds later, off, then a bit later, on, and so on, until the batteries are dead. If it's turned on manually, then in a few seconds, it will turn off, then a bit later, will turn on, and so on, until the batteries die. I have to leave the battery cover open to keep the batteries from dying. If it is on, occasionally, I can take a picture, before it turns itself off.
Sounds like you have a stuck power button or shorted power switch. To repair you'll need to remove the top cover. Please see the following disassembly guide. It's in Estonian, but you can follow the pictures.
Continue to page 2, paying particular attention to the second and third picture. It looks like the power switch is connected to the camera through a simple ribbon cable. I'd suggest removing the ribbon cable end from its connector, cleaning any obvious crud, and then reseating the ribbon cable end into its connector. Ribbon cables are notorius for suddenly shorting or getting a bad connection at the connector. Usually just jiggling the cable can fix it too :-) Good luck!
By the way, were you the person that left a similar comment on my blog? http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fuji-digital-cameras-showing-black.html
Posted on Feb 01, 2008
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