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Re: Camera won't stay turned on
It sounds like weak batteries in both cases. The zoom motor takes more power than displaying pics. DON'T USE "HEAVY DUTY" batteries - they're for kids toys. Use alkaline or rechargeable, and charge the batteries for AT LEAST 15 hours, even if your charger indicates they're fully charged after 1 hour. Please leave feedback if this helps.
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Try inserting a tooth pick into the reset hole found just below on-off button and slightly to the left. Apparently the camera requires a reset after batteries have been changed. Our problem after resolving this problem is now the camera doesn't always stay on, i.e., turns off by itself.
You need to use you fingernail and pop off the entire button assembly. When you have done this you will be looking inside your camera.
Set the new button assembly into the slots. It will not want to go on by just pushing down. The plasitc assembly is very slick so put a small piece of scotch tape the yellow stuff. I put the tape around the plastic assembly. Make sure you are only putting tape on the chrome plastic assembly. The reason for the tape is to get a good hold of the plastic asembly.
Once you have the tape on the assembly/chrome piece you need to really push down and twist clockwise. You will hear a click and then another click. Make sure you hear two clicks. I had to push and twist pretty hard to make it lock into place.
Main power led to on/off switch is crushed and not enough power gets through.
you have disassemble the camera.
I would think first before tring this.
Remove 3 screws on bottom, 1 in battery compartment, and 1 at very top of usb flap (look good).
Now slide the side piece starting at the usb flap then apply pressure to top and away from unit.
now look for 1 silver and three black screws (facing back and front, look good).
See the big red wire leading to main on off switch if it crushed thats the problem.
I replaced it with a longer piece of wire.
Remember to replace battery door first if it fell off during process.
*TEST NOTE: You can place batteries in and place a penny across the bottom to test before you put it back together.
Here is a $2 fix to this problem.
It just takes some electrical tape, a small piece of manila paper or similar and one thumbtack.
After the silver shutter button fell off, I tried a thumbtack and found that it did a good job of doing the pre-focus and capturing of the image. I then took a piece of black electrical tape about 3 inches long and in the middle, pasted on a small circle of construction paper or manila folder type of paper slightly bigger than the head of the thumbtack. This piece of cardboard will lie on top of the thumbtack head. This prevents the electrical tape from sticking directly to the thumbtack so that the thumbtack is free to move up and down (and trapped in position) without being stuck to the tape. I then put the electrical tape in position so that the thumbtack is held with its pin stuck into the shutter button.
Works well and doesn't look that bad either since the black tape blends into the body and the thumbtack is not visible.
WOW: All three Solutions Work Fine. I Removed the 6 small bolts and took the camera apart. lifted the tape and cleaned the contacts u;nder the tape with alcohol, let them dry then replaced the tape, lineing up the contacts on the tape with the ones on the body of the camera. Put the camera back together and put back the 6 bolts, inserted the batteries and presto: the camera worked. Thanks for the info , it really worked. Wes Reed
I'm afraid the best(?) tip means you put a piece of tape on the MD before you put it in the camera. That way you have something bigger (well...) to hold on to to pull out the MD.
If I were you, I'd place something soft on a table (to catch the MD falling), find a pen, tilt the camera with the CF compartment facing down and try to push the eject button with the pen (being out of the way for the MD). Hopefully this will be enough. I really don't have any other ideas and I haven't any problems with getting my CF cards or my MD out of the camera (yet?).