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Won't Even Turn On

I've had the Powershot SD400 for quite a while with no problems, until about two days ago. I can't turn it on at all! No message, no noise, no nothing. Battery is fully charged, never dropped it, never been wet, never even been shaken. PLEASE help, I am desperate.

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  • tonton123 Feb 17, 2008

    I can't turn on my canon sd400 digital camera

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    I've had the same problem. It is a great camera and I've used it a lot with absolutely no problems - but it just suddenly refused to power up.

  • melg4380 Mar 09, 2008

    I have had my canon powershot sd400 for nearly 3 years now and I haven't had one problem with it but 3 days ago it wouldn't turn on. I fully charged the battery but it still wouldn't turn on.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    my camera was dropped and something is shaking inside. What can I do??

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    SD 400 Powershot won't turn on. Camera used to work wonderfully, however I am not happy when I take it back to store and they want $135 to do an estimate of what is wrong. DJL Claremont, CA

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    I've had my Canon SD400 for nearly 3 years, and have experienced no problems whatsoever until yesterday, when it wouldn't turn on. A recharged battery doesn't help, no response. I loved that camera ... is it completely dead now?

  • tomborrego58 Aug 13, 2008

    same

  • biner2008 Aug 20, 2008

    I too have had the SD400 for 3 years and suddenly it won't power on even with a recharged battery. The battery/SD card slot cover isn't missing the little piece which some say can cause this problem. The slider is in either the still picture or video position, I hit the power button, the lens extends, the screen comes on with the Canon logo but within 3 seconds the lens retracts, the screen goes black. If I place the selector in the review pictures position and turn it on, there are no problems. I can review the pictures as I normally would. Any suggestions?

  • webell Jan 01, 2009

    I have had my Canon PowerShot SD400 for 2.5-3 years now. It had always been very reliable, then one day I was snapping pictures one second and it was dead the next. I can't figure out what's wrong with it, I know that it isn't the battery because I went to the camera shop and they tested that. 

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    my canon is having the exact same problem!! ive had it in its camera case in my purse for a few days and I went to go use is and its not turning on at all! I figured it was the battery at first but when i put it back into the camera still nothing is happening!! i havent dropped it, gotten in wet, nothing!! just stopped working all of the sudden, please help!!

  • Aaron Klapheck Mar 06, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. It just won't turn on for no apparent reason.

  • five3baby652 Mar 24, 2009

    Its practically brand new, worked for awhile then in my back pocket i took a seat.. felt it jumped up, never turned on since! Ive tried cleaning the battery prongs, reinserting the brand new Fully charged battery. NOTHING! Any suggestions?.. Canons repair estimate is the same as buying a brand new one.. but why would i want too when i already have a camera that is supposably top dollar that cant even withstand one accidental sitting!

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