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Canon powershot G9 will not turn on. Took it to Best buy. Its not the battery or the battery charger. Any suggestions? I took 4 pics yesterday, turned it off, then went to turn it back on to take another photo and it would not come on.

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The Canon G9 has a problem where two screws in the top of the camera work themselves loose over time, then fall out and short out the fuse on what's called the DC/DC board.

This board needs to be replaced, both screws need to be found within the camera (if both fell out), and they need to be put back in place and held in with 'Locktite' so they don't fall out again.

If you do a Google search for "g9 no power repair" you will see in the #3 position Darntoothysam com, where you can have this repair performed for $85 total! This includes the part, installation, and return shipping of the camera.

If you want to do the repair yourself (no instructions included, sorry) you may purchase the part you need for $48 including shipping.

Hope this helps!

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Posted on Nov 09, 2010

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