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My camera doesnot remain on

I have SD950 powershot camera, the problem is, it can't stay on, when I press the ON botton the light just turns on for a 1 or 2 second, it ejects the lens and it goes off. I have checked the battery and everything. Is there any solution ?

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  • aracelyhdz72 Jan 15, 2009

    hi, I have the same problem with my camera turns on and with in 1 or 2 seconds turn off, and it ejects the lens and it goes off...Please anyone cand help me...


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Are you using alkaline batteries? If so, alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pics in a digital camera. Some may even have problems just powering startup of the camera. Digital cameras for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. Walmart sells these for around $7 for a package of four (about $15-19 for the batteries with charger). Keep in mind they'll save you big bucks in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance, and may slap yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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    CameraR Feb 17, 2008

    Ooops, just noticed your camera is a SD950 that uses a Lithium Ion NB5L battery. Forget what I said above, it doesn't apply, sorry.

    You may instead be experiencing a lens error.

    Lens errors are 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, especially if the camera is no longer under warranty:


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