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Sd400 powershot camera wont power up. tiny plasic piece came out of battery door. the tab on the door itself seems to be intact.

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Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't power on. They won't work for every case, but they're worth a try:

http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/simple-fix-for-dead-cameras-that-wont.html

By the way, do you still have that little plastic piece? It's likely a push-piece that pushes in on a pin switch on the door. If you can find and glue it back exactly where it fell off, your camera just may work again.

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