Question about Canon PowerShot A570 IS Digital Camera
My Powershot (A570 iS) will not power on at all. I recieved this brand new camera as a gift this year for christmas, which means it is not quite 3 months old. This camera has only been used maybe three times. I am using high quality rechargeable batteries that have been fully charged but I can't get anything, not even a sound out of this thing.
This may sound silly, but make sure that the battery compartment is fully closed *and* that the little slider that opens it is fully retracted into the closed position. Sometimes it does not retract on its own and this can cause the camera not to power up.
If that doesn't work, carefully clean the battery contacts both inside the camera and on the lid, using isopropyl alcohol and a cotton bud.
You might also like to try *very gently* prising the battery contacts on the lid upwards slightly to ensure they are making good contact with the batteries. They do not have very much "springiness" to them.
Also make sure that the small lithium battery (inside the subcompartment next to the main batteries labelled CR1220) is present, correctly fitted and still has sufficient power.
Posted on Feb 12, 2012
Rechargeable batteries don't produce enough voltage to power the camera. I tried using them and couldn't get much life at all with an older camera, and then noticed that the rated voltage for rechargeables is 1.2 volts. New lithium batteries put out over 1.7 volts, and new alkalines put out over 1.6. I've had to ditch the rechargeables and just use lithiums to get the best life.
It's a scam that the rechargeables don't do any better than they do. All you can use them for is dim flashlights and kid's toys.
Posted on Mar 24, 2008
Your camera is still under warranty. Recommend letting Canon try to correct this, instead of trying to fix this yourself.
Here's the support page for your camera:
Or you can call them directly at 1 (800) 828-4040.
Posted on Mar 08, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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