This camera will work great for days then all at once it will power off dead to the world. If I remove the batteries and gently reinstall them it will work great for maybe a minute, a day or a week. It seems to have a loose connection maybe. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Might be a difficult fix. You'll need to gently pry out the battery using something like a dental pick (I've used these with great success and you can get them at hobby stores or hardware stores). If the damage isn't too great you can gently clean the contacts and inside of the camera with a DAMP QTip using alcohol. After cleaning, use a solution of baking soda and water to DAMPEN a QTip and swab all the surfaces that came in contact with the battery acid to neutralize it or it will continue to corrode. Allow it to dry and then swab is again with alcohol to clean away the residue. Keep the battery door open for a day or so to allow it to dry out and be very careful with water around the electronics. If the corrosion is too great you're better off getting another camera. If the battery leaked into the camera it will continue to corrode anything it touches.
have you tried using other type of batteries specially Lithium Ion, i personally would use them long life. anyway aside from batteries, if you hear any noise while gently shaking the camera, it may mean somehing other than dead batteries. you may also want to check on the contacts of your battery chamber, check for rust and other elemets hindering the battry to provide power to the camera.
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You probably need new batteries. If that doesn't work then try cleaning the battery contacts. To do so remove the battery cover and use a pencil eraser (pink ones work best) to gently clean the silver batter contacts. Gently blow the eraser dust out and reinsert the batteries.
First of all you should get (or have gotten) the battery out as soon as possible. You could try shaking excess water out of it. You should then put it in rice to draw all the moisture out of the camera. This may take a couple of days, maybe exchange with more dry rice after first day. When you are relatively sure all moisture is gone try reinstalling the battery. I will guess that you will only have a 20% chance of it ever working again.
To be honest I think the camera, although great in its day has given you good service, unless changing the batteries or gently pulling on the camera contacts to make them give better contact with the batteries works I think that it is what is known as 'beyond economic repair' I. Even. Time to buy a new camera. Sorry to be the bringer of bad news.
I read on a forum that you can reset the shutter by gently hitting the camera at the bottom with the heel of your hand. This does actually work for me whereas the removal of the battery etc. as advised by Canon didn't do anything. I have had the problem for a few days now, occurring about once a day. These few days have been quite heavy shooting days, about 500 shots a day. It seems to happen more or less first thing in the morning and, once I have freed it by the method above, it behaves for the rest of the day. However I feel that it will probably get worse and fail altogether eventually so I am still looking for a better solution.
There is no fuse or anything to jump-start a dead camera unfortunately. If you have tried a different battery and you are sure it was good, then check your battery and memory card door to make sure they are completely closed.
If still no power, try removing the battery and gently wiping with an eraser and then a clean dry cloth all battery contact areas that you can reach. Reinstall the battery and try again.
If you still get no power you will likely need to send the unit in for service. Contact Canon's Tech support at 1-800-828-4040.