Question about Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera

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Won't turn on

The battery is fully charged and when i put it in, the camera won't turn on.  so i put the battery back on the charger and the light is orange for about 5 min and then it turns green. i try it again in the camera and it won't turn on.  this is the 2nd time this has happened. the 1st time i took it in and they fixed it with but they won't tell ,me what the problem is.  i'm tired of taking this camera in.  what can i do to avoid this again?  i have never dropped the camera before either.

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  • jyvette May 29, 2008

    I dropped my camera on my desk at work as I was viewing photos on the screen..When it fell, it shut off and I tried to turn it back on but it didn't work. I thought it may have been the battery so I charged the battery and tried to turn the camera on again. Its still not working.
    What can I do (if anything) to try and make it work?


  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    I used Smar T-Arse's suggestion. With the battery door open I pushed the little switch beside the memory card with a wooden toothpick and could power up the camera. I then closed the door just to see if I could press on the battery door to make the switch contact but it did not work.. The battery door has a small protrusion that must depress this switch but mine is either worn or a piece is missing from the top of the switch. I made a small rectangle of aluminum foil and inserted it above the switch with the toothpick and now the camera works fine. I guess that this would be considered a temporary fix that will get you up and running until you can get it properly serviced, but for me, it's fixed..

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Dear Michibear

Open the battery door , there should be a small button
( right next to SD Memory card on my IXUS 60 )
It tells the camera when door is open & disables power to the camera .Its very weakly made & is responsible for alot of people's problems I have seen so far,including myself !!

The one on my IXUS 60 just magically fell out and landed down the drain whilst I was just changing a battery , and the camera ceased to function. With the button itself gone the copper wire terminals were visible. I used a small pair of scissors and pushed them together and it instantly resumed working, & still does.

I'd recommend using a piece of aluminium foil , or any other conductive material folded up and inserted into the cavity to connect all the copper prongs together.


Im not going to tell you to pull your button out, BUT,
Upon seeing inside it, I'm confident that even when still intact , it'd be really easy for it to malfunction....

Posted on May 26, 2008

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    SmarT-Arse Jun 08, 2008

    HeeHee Glad to have helped out :)



    Thanks for posting your successfull results to help others !!!

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