Question about Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera
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!!!!
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.
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
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.
Posted on May 31, 2008
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