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A85 Dead During a normal session, switching from picture-taking mode to view mode, the lens would not retract and the picture in the view froze with the current image. I could not turn off the camera. After a while, the batteries got very hot, so I removed them. I took out the CF card. Later, I replaced the batteries and the put the card back in. The camera worked very briefly, but the LCD view would not work, displaying flashing lines on a black background. New batteries didn't help. The camera won't take pictures at all, and the lens is still stuck open. In the state it's in now, nothing will appear on the LCD. I've tried cleaning and realigning the battery contacts. The CF card pins look even. The camera has never been dropped or banged around.

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  • MacSun Apr 13, 2008

    Is there any way to change the tags on this post? It's more a camera not powering up problem than anything else, and has nothing to do with cleaning the lens or dropping the camera.

  • lance manion May 16, 2008

    Camera will not function. Will not turn on and battery is fine.

  • Cap 348 May 30, 2008

    I have a canon Power Shot A 85, I changed media cards and the canera stopped working. I have changed the batteries, media card and the camera still will not power on, i connected the camera to the outlet at home DC in the rear, the camera will go on, but I still can't use the media card, any solutions to this problem.
    CP in CT




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I read something about the fuse going out...
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