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Camera powers off when I try to take a picture...

For some reason, My Canon Powershoot SD1000 powers off each time I try to take a picture. Before, it would do it for maybe 5-6 tries and then finally stay on and work fine.. Now it does it all the time. I can turn on the camera, view pictures, play with the settings but once I actually press the button to take a picture, it would just turn off. The lens would not retract, it would just turn off. It's soo frustrating.. The battery is fully charged and I tried cleaning the inside with a q-tip but nothing seems to work.

Is it time for a new camera or can this one still be saved?

Thanks in advance for the help!!!!

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  • chio805 Mar 04, 2008

    Thanks! I will try that and let you know if it works!!!



    :-)

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Actually it might be time for a new battery. The symptoms sound as such. Even if the battery is relatively new, it may still be defective. If you have access to a voltmeter, recommend checking the batteries voltage to that printed on its case.

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