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Power Problem??? - Maybe Battery Related or On/Off Switch


and Arrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

I am at a loss as to what to do?
I've looked thru the posts and have not been able to find a problem similar to mine.

I have a Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D... which - when you turn it on - sometimes works & sometimes does not. I KNOW it is not possessed by the Devil (even tho it feels like it might be)

I thought initially that it was the battery, so bought another battery - charged it fully and inserted it into the Camera - alas, it made no difference.

It is almost as if the camera does not recognise that there is a battery in it.
I turn the ON switch to "on", and get nothing (even with a fully charged battery) - no red power up flashing light, no date/time display and LED display... Nuthin'?

Then, I could try tuning it on and off 1, 2, 3, 15 times - sometimes it will actually work and turn 'on' correctly.... and sometimes not.

I have also cleaned the terminals on both batteries & inside the Camera, to make sure it is not just a dust problem. SO the only other thing I can think of, is that it may be the On/Off switch its self?

I would really appreciate any suggestions or help anyone can provide.

With many many thanks!


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  • polarities Jun 29, 2008

    Hi Gryfox,

    Thank you for your response : )

    I have tried what you suggested, figuring that perhaps, something... was not making contact somewhere... but that does not seem to make any difference.

    Any idea on how much it should cost for a Tech to look at it / repair it for me?

    Many thanks,




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We don't charge to estimate repairs. The general repair charge for that model is around $105 if no parts are needed.

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Intermittent problems are often caused by the door switches - the battery door and card door both cause switches to activate. If it's been dropped on a corner, or the doors aren't closing completely, it'll not come on at all. Squeeze the area around those 2 doors to see if it comes on. If not, there's a loose connection inside that'll have to be opened up.

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