Question about Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Tried to turn it on - got a quick "flash" then nothing - won't power up

I had taken out the card to put pix on a cd and reinserted the disk a couple of weeks ago. was getting ready to go on a trip and wanted to check battery status so tried to power camera on - there was a quick flash - like the flash went off then nothing. Camera won't turn on. I took batteries out and charged, re-inserted, and still nothing. The lens covers did appear to open and now don't quite close all the way - there is a small **** between the two - maybe 1/8". Thoughts? Time to buy a new camera?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 130 Answers

Try to clean the battery contacts inside the camera using a pencil eraser. This is to remove any residue or oxidation that may have taken place, causing a power failure. If this doesn't work, your camera will require service.

Good news is...Canon does offer deep discounts in the Canon Loyalty program for situations like yours once you are beyond the one year manufacturer's warranty.
It may be true that it would cost more to repair than to replace, and that's why the Loyalty program is great because you will at least save a bundle on getting another camera.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 30, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What does it mean exceeded maximum folder number?


You have too many folders with pictures in them. Either delete some pix, get a new flash memory card or dump some pix on your computer. You could probably get Walgreens or the like to put some pix on a CD for you also.

Apr 28, 2014 | GE Digital Cameras

1 Answer

Dropped my Nikon D50 and now it shows there is no SD card in it and the battery indicator is flashing. Nothing appears on the LCD - including the menu. I've taken the SD card out and the battery and...


Contact Nikon tech support at www.nikon.com to see what they recommend. I don't think the warranty covers abuse such as dropping the camera so you may be in for an expensive repair. However, he Nikon techs may be able to suggest something that might help you avoid that expense.

Mar 01, 2013 | Nikon D50 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

1 Answer

My DSC W90 is 4 years old -- I love it -- and I've never had problem -- with it until now. It rotates pictures on its own! When I view the pix that I've JUST taken, they look fine. When I turn...


Hello,

If you have an exceptional amount of pictures on your camera...This could be a simple problem solver? You need to remove some or all your of your pictures from your camera to create more memory and storage.

You have a couple of options

Save all your pictures to memory card, from the memory card save to your computer in a file or to a USB Flash Drive (Cruzer), or on a CD/DVD disk.

Or, install a new Memory card that has more Storage Capabilities.

You need to check your setting as to how the pictures are viewed and stored, it's possible you have your camera set to auto rotate and also auto set format...change these settings to manual!

Kind regards!

Sep 12, 2011 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W5 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I put my ScanDisk into computer and absolutely nothing happens anymore. Can the disk be bad or?


If the SD card is not detected , please try and reinsert once again after restarting the PC. If no try on another PC/camera and if the card is not detected then it is possible that card/memory is damaged.

Jul 25, 2011 | Polaroid a300 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Whenever I try to view newly taken photos, it loads for a really long time and the light flashes oranges and reds. So I turn it off and then can't turn it back on until I have opened the bit where the...


Hi!
Posible solutions:
1. Try to format the memory in the Camera and try if it works ok.
2. If you have problems formatting with your camera download the "HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool" that will repartition and format your memory card.
3. If none of these steps work for you maybe your memory card is broken. Try Another one on the camera.
Hope this helps!

Mar 05, 2011 | FUJIFILM FinePix S1600 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Nikon coolpix L18. Can't put pix on comp. format card


I suggest you to remove the card from the camera and use a memory card reader to transfer the pictures to the computer. Note that the memory card should be formatted in the camera. Once the pictures are transferred you can reinsert the memory card to the camera and then format it in the camera.

Jan 15, 2009 | Nikon COOLPIX L18 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Nikon D40X quit working - memory card access lamp flashing??


As per the Samsung digimax range, internal memory seems to be faulty. Insert an external memory card and try to power up the camera.....

Oct 08, 2008 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Menu and display buttons do not function


Hello,
One quick question. Is the camera taking photos?? when you try to transfer the photos to computer , are the photos fine or there are some Black photos??

Regard's
Manoj Goyal, INDIA
+91-9214988557

Dec 03, 2007 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Olympus D-535 Zoom camera


Look in the card slot in the side or around the edges of the opening to see if you can find a switch or little button or anything that could be stuck or broken. This is the sensor that tells the camera when it's open or not.

Aug 19, 2007 | Olympus D-535 Zoom / C370 Zoom Digital...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera Logo

40 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Digital Cameras Experts

Doberman

Level 2 Expert

246 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

halotheracer
halotheracer

Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

Are you a Canon Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...