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Hello Digi Cam experts, Model : Canon Powershot S5 IS Problem: Doesn't start. There was NO damages no drop downs. Even I tried to chage the AA bateries to new set of batteris(1.2 v, 2050mAh )2100 series with out luck. I yet to check CR1220 batteries. I appreciate all your suggestions ? BRs/ Aravind Espoo-Finland

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The battery terminals are dirty.
When camera does not operate with a brand-new alkaline battery (for cameras that use AA-size batteries) or with a fully charged rechargeable battery, the terminals may be dirty.
Polish the terminals with a dry cloth and make sure the terminals are clean. If the terminals are covered with oil from your skin or similar matter, this may cause poor contact and power may not be fully supplied to the camera.
Also, polish the battery charger terminals with a dry cloth before charging the battery. If the terminals are covered with oil from your skin or similar matter, this may cause poor contact and the battery may not be fully charged.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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  • getarvi Jul 12, 2010

    Hi, thanks for the proposal. I already read this solution 1 from Fixya and checked for any such moisture or dirt which protects the proper contact of battery. I have clean battery slots and no dirts or problem seen with contacts. Please advise if CR1220 batteries could be problem ? also any other suggestions ?

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Jul 12, 2010

    Yes there's also a chance that its the battery, so its juts a battery or the contacts that can cause the problem and then the worse part if this is already a hardware problem.

  • getarvi Jul 12, 2010

    Hi, I seen there was a Yahoo Q&A for same camara and exactly same problem.



    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?...



    How much possibilities I have with CR1220 battery ? one guy said that he had the same problem, and he resolved it by spraying WD-40. What's your advise about it ?

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Jul 12, 2010

    There's a big chance about the CR1220 battery is the problem and yes using a WD40 can also help with this problem.

  • getarvi Jul 12, 2010

    I tried changing CR1220 battery with no success again :-( .. any further advise ?

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Jul 12, 2010

    Spraying a WD40 to the unit will be a ood thing to do now.

  • getarvi Jul 12, 2010

    WD40 spraying done, no help from it aswell.

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Jul 12, 2010

    That is all that we can do for this problem right now, the next step here is to take the camera apart and check the inside parts and also all the connections.

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