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SD1000 _ Wont turn on and I'm on vacation!! WHY!!!

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My 3 month old SD1000 Poweshot Elph won't turn on and I am on vacation! I have used it before and the battery is working and charged. I tried cleaning the latch where the batter touches, but that doesnt seem to tbe the problem. Need help please!!!!

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  • jennyep Mar 17, 2008

    I have tried charging both of my batteries and the camera is still not turning on. Can someone help so I do not have to buy a new camera?

  • Katehwaliu Apr 07, 2008

    My Canon SD1000 wont turn on even though I just put in the new battery. What should I do? Please help.


  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    I have the same won't turn on and | foundout on the first day of a month long vacation!

  • TNDave May 11, 2008

    stopped powering on...bought a new battery and it worked for about 4 weeks then started doing the same thing....any ideas?

  • wendilicious Sep 16, 2008

    my camara wont turn on at all either and its about 2 months old or even not sure but i want to know if by down loading my pictures from the camara memory card to the computer gave it a it possible ?!?!?

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    I have the same problem with this camera. Im in Rio at Carnaval and wont be able to take pictures at the parade tonight. Thanks for leaving some ideas on this site but it looks like this camera was a BAD buy.



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Its work after putting a piece of paper in little pin on the latch


Posted on Dec 01, 2008


You may want to try if the little black latch contact next to the battery and the memory card is not working properly. Open the battery latch, press down on the little black contact using a pen and try to turn on the camera. If so, the latch doesn't engage that contact any more in regular use. If not, no luck. I had this problem and fixed it by putting a small thick piece of tape on the little pin on the latch that is supposed to press this contact.

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Withe the PowerShot Digital Elph cameras there is unfortunately very little that you can do for a power problem besides determining that either the rechargeable Lithium ion battery or the battery charger itself is not the problem.

Of course a good battery will work fine in another similar camera. Usually the charger works OK if the lighting sequence on the charger goes from Red to Green on a low battery within a 2 hour period of time (it should also alternate between red and green when the battery is approximately 90% charged).

If the battery and the charger are in good working order then the camera likely has experienced an electrical communications error within the power circuitry which, more often than not, is due to some sort of impact damage. Often users don't realize that their cameras have experienced impact damage but these cameras are unfortunately very fragile. A fall of as little as two feet can do sufficient damage to require service.

Given the scant amount of surface area that the contact plates actually have with the camera body, cleaning these areas will rarely effect a solution and resets cannot be performed on cameras with no power, so the result, unfortunately, is that the cameras will typically have to be serviced.

Hope this helps.


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