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My Canon A520 sometime, don't power on ONLY WITH OUT the memory card, so say, the camera function perfectly without the memory card, but, off coarse that model don't have an internal memory so, she is useless with out a memory card, I fix it (by now?!) taking off the internal battery and zeroing all sets, but I'm not sure if that my attitude (or his success) was entirely a matter of luck (episodic, sporadic, occasional etc...even superstitious!) By now my Camera is O.K, but I don't believe in her, no more I think she will be gonne some time (hey this is a blues! :-) Some one have had this strange problem?

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You can get a newer model

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I bet you can't solve this.


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