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It wont turn on

I have a canon powershot G5. I was taking photos and it just shut off by itself. now it wont turn on and when I charged it, the charge indicator on the camera doesnt even appear. can anyone help? thanks

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  • burbs Mar 20, 2008

    Same problem. Went to China three weeks ago.... could not use with any of the batteries (I use separate charger) or plugged. Just no indicators at all. completely dead.

  • eiji Apr 08, 2008

    I have the same problem. MInutes ago, it worked fine, then suddenly stopped working without any indication. Went home and tried spare battery and even AC adapter - But nothing powers up G5. Started taking off covers to see anything obvious right now...

  • renee500 Apr 26, 2008

    My powershot G5 won't power on. I've bought new batteries nothing. It runs fine if I use the charger as the power suplly?

    Help

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    I am having the same problem! Bought a new battery. Is anyone having any luck with trying a new charger? Or does the camera need repair?

  • Tess K Jun 25, 2008

    Same problem. I can't even get any power via the adaptor. Do I need a new battery?
    Thanks, TK


  • Tjeld Jul 22, 2008

    I have the same problem, camera would suddenly not turn on. I have two good batteries and a separate charger, so I can eliminate battery failure. However, when I remove the flash card, the camera reacts to pressing the power button with displaying a "low battery" message for a couple of seconds. I've also tried different flash cards, but there's no response as long as there is a card in the camera. So it seems like a hardware or firmware problem to me.



  • camerathomas Mar 10, 2009

    My camera has done the same thing. I had completely charged it last Saturday morning. When I went to use it, it won't do anything. It won't turn on at all. It doesn't respond to anything I try.

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First, you must be certain that your battery pack is still good.

You have to clean all connecting point (between the camera and the batterry) with a dry clean cloth inside the battery pack compartment.

Another think to check, is the date and time battery (dime size battery located inside the battery pack compartment) to remove it, slide the battery case out and change it. Since the battery is install at the factory, it verry possible that there is no more power. At the end of your owner manual, you will find, before troubleshooting section, the way to remove it, it verry easy, no force need it.

A deffective flash card can also cause the problem. Remove also the flash card and replace it by a new one or another one that you have.

When the battery is fully charge, install it along whith the new time and date battery. Leave the camera alone for a couple of hour in order to let the board get some refresment. Try to put it on, if it not work, slide in and out the battery, couple of time, close the compartment and try again.

In many cases, the camera will start and you will have to put the time and date, if the battery (time and date) was warn out. Make sure that your screen is on. You ready to go. :)

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Try to check if your charger in the first place can still charge your battery. It could be the reason why there is no "charging light" indicator.

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