Question about Canon PowerShot A570 IS Digital Camera

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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.

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2008

    Same problem bought camera (570 IS) for christmas. It will not power on Since March 7.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2008

    same thing

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    After two or three uses, the low battery indicator was flashing. After replacing the batteries, the camera would not power on.

  • VonRosa Aug 22, 2008

    Same problem here but

  • VonRosa Aug 22, 2008

    Same here but it was a gift so can't use the waranty :(

    Any ideas anyone ?


  • lindak9196 Sep 04, 2008

    Yes, we are having the exact same problem. Ours is 16 months old and won't power on.

    Took to local camera store and they told me it would be about $150 to fix it.

    I may never buy another Canon product after this.

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    Same problem with an 10 month old A570. Sending to Canon for repair. Thanks to the gentleman below for the link.

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    same problem there a way to do a master reboot sequence?

  • chickasawed Dec 21, 2008

    I took a great photo and the camera was working perfectly but not one hour later the camera refuse to power on. Changed to brand new lithium batteries and still nothing. It's as if it doesn't know I'm hitting the on button. My camera is almost two years old.

  • sdfsd616 Dec 30, 2008

    Same problem, I wonder why is this camera so useless ?
    I only used it for like a few times and now it cannot power on with BRAND NEW batteries, fully charged.

  • Rmanner May 06, 2009

    I replaced the batteries; even removed the cr1220 battery for 30 seconds (as was recommended). The camera does not respond to the power on button.



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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.

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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

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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.

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