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I have had my canon 870is for about 1 1/2 yrs & love it-I have never had any problems until today-the battery flashed red(dead) & I removed it & charged it...Well, now since I put it back in & try to use it the flash will not work?The little orange sensor on the front lights up & makes a noise like it is trying to work...but nothing?

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Depending on how long your camera has been put away for, and in what conditions it could be either with the camera or the battery itself.
If the battery is older it won't hold the charge, so even charging it and immediately placing in the camera it won't have enough energy to power it on and stay on.
You can try to purchase a new battery for the camera, make sure it is the manufacturer indicated battery. Often people try other batteries and they don't work. it does make a difference.
This company is very reliable http://www.teleplancamerarepair.com/Canon_Powershot_SD870_IS
and they also clean the camera as part of their repair services.
Make sure you tell them what is going for it could be something with the built in flash, or a camera sensor.
Try the battery first.

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Hi . . I have canon 870is and i have problems with my lens .. is not come out when I started the camera . . and its wink a green light next to the play bottom . . and after it shut down alone .. what I have to do ?

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

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SOURCE: My canon powershot a640's flash isnt flashing.

I can't believe I just managed to fix exactly this problem on my camera.  Warning - the process hurt somewhat, but it did work.
I dismantled the case very carefully:  After taking the shiny grey cover on the screen end off (3 screws, noting carefully where each screw was), I took the top cover off.  
That was a case of unscrewing three screws at the bottom of the battery compartment (I left them in place, as it looked tricky to locate them again, subsequently working with the camera upside down), then gently prising the top off - there is an internal clip just next to the visual viewfinder, which you have to wiggle a bit - just use a fingernail to prise it open.  The top lifts off - dangling on with its cable.
Here is the unpleasant bit.  Quite accidentally, I shorted the flash capacitor, by touching its circuit board - and got the most surprising electric shock.  
I looked around to see if there was anything else I would be able to do, felt there wasn't, so I put it all back together, in the hopes that it might have fixed my problem.
Hey presto, I now have a working camera with working flash!

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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SOURCE: camera was working fine...all of a sudden,it would not turn on...thought maybe battery was dead,tried to recharge it,light would not go on,tried another charged battery,still would not work

This error is either a flash circuit or a lens error. One of the two need replacement.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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This is likely the cause of an internal screw that has come loose, it's very common on the G9. A great place to get help with this G9 problem is: camerasandparts.com since they just specialize in these powershots. They not only have the fix available but they have the correction so this never comes back, that comes with their no power service for the G9's automatically. I hope that helps, that's the place if you need help with a powershot, best of luck

Posted on Jun 24, 2010

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