Question about Canon PowerShot S45 Digital Camera

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No Power up

Will not power up with sliding lens cover or replay button - new battery fitted - tested OK in another camera and battery from that camera does not make mine power up either......is there a fuse? How do I get at it?

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  • bikemommy May 06, 2008

    my camera won't power up when i open the shell. problem started suddenly.

  • fred-dog Oct 31, 2008

    My S45 just stopped working also. Same thing. It was working fine. Turned it off for a few minutes. Tried to turn it back on and nothing. Use the review switch on the back and still nothing. It just died. Tried playing with the switch on the battery/card door, no help. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Dear ianaird:

There is no fuse or anything to jump-start a dead camera unfortunately. If you have tried a different battery and you are sure it was good, then check your battery and memory card door to make sure they are completely closed.

If still no power, try removing the battery and gently wiping with an eraser and then a clean dry cloth all battery contact areas that you can reach. Reinstall the battery and try again.

If you still get no power you will likely need to send the unit in for service. Contact Canon's Tech support at 1-800-828-4040.

Hope that helps.

Sincerely,
HeavyDLB

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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