Question about Canon PowerShot SD630 Digital ELPH / IXUS 65 Digital Camera

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Help The camera was working fine 5 days ago. Yesterday when I tried to switch it on, I assumed that the battery was flat so I charged it but when fully charged the camera still won't switch on. Please help! same

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  • fireymom9900 Jun 30, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem. We went to the museum, took pictures and when I got home it wouldn't turn on. I charged the battery and put it back into the camera and it still won't turn on.

  • Luana M Jul 27, 2008

    my camera keeps telling me that the battery is flat and then shuts down - i have 2 batteries - so know that is is definately not the battery that is flat. Something strange is going on. Would appreciate a suggestion to fix :)

  • mobfunk Jul 31, 2008

    Worked great for a year and half then on july 19 with fully charged battery wont turn on...does this camera have excpiration date as I notice everyone here has had the problem within the last month

  • blitzbud Aug 11, 2008

    My 630 is two years old and recently I am having the same problem. I know the batteries I have are functional as my daughter's camera uses the same type and they function fine in her camera. I tried cleaning the contacts in the camera, but the problem continues.

  • kim-wolff Aug 11, 2008

    Yep. Same problem here. My camera was working fine with the battery all charged and it went dead in the middle of taking pictures. The lens was even stuck open. I didn't drop it and it did not get wet. Is there a reset button or something? This is so strange.

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    Same problem, I charged my camera thinking that was the problem but no the battery is fine but still the camera will not turn on. What can I do , my camera is only a year and a half old!

  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2008

    Yes I too have this problem with mine. Can view photos taken previouosly but cannot take new photos - battery fully charged.

  • SwanPrincess Oct 01, 2008

    Same thing. It's a year and a half old. I was using it fine and then it died. I've gotten no satisfactory answer from Canon except to send it in and they'll try to fix it for over $100. Or I can join their Canon loyalty program and get a refurbished one for $150. I don't think I really want to be a loyal Canon user if this is the way they're going to deal with a problem. The guy on the phone at Canon even said, "If it were a malfunction, Canon would have released a service advisory." I said, "You mean, if enough people complain about THE malfunction, Canon would do something about it. It's definitely malfunctioning." Anyway...

  • Slmeyer1 Oct 18, 2008

    I too have had my camera 1 and half years and I took lots of pics my childs Homecoming and the next day the camera would not even turn on. no dropping no wetness nothing . I found this site and was shocked to find several others experiencing same problem. Of course when i wernt to the store I bought it from they just said "Cheaper to buy a new one". I am mad as hell.

  • kristinepa Oct 25, 2008

    I have the same problem. My camera is almost 2 years old and it simply won't turn on. I charged the battery thinking that it was dead and nothing. I've been looking for a reset button or something and I'm not having any luck. I was hoping for an easy solution.....don't have the budget for a new camera!

  • burtons2004 Oct 29, 2008

    Add me to the list... went to turn it on and it would not respond. Charged the battery, checked with my voltmeter that it is indeed charged... still no life from the camera. Soooo, rather that throw more money at it to fix it, I plan to buy a new camera. My new plan is to never ever again buy another canon. Nikon or Casio here I come. If everyone will do the same, Canon will get what they deserve... a death sentence.



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After my battery died, I replaced a fully charged battery and try to turn my camera on.

for some reason it wont turn on!!! I have never dropped my camera or anythingelse that could damage my camera! please help!

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I tried everything and finally just sent the camara into Canon Repair. They will offer to fix camera for about $115 or you can purchase a better Refurbuished Canon SD 850IS for $150 + $10 shipping. (thru their Canon loyality program)

Here is Canon Factory Service # - 1 800-828-4040 .
Good luck

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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Same thing here. Getting ready to go on vacation tomorrow and thought I'd charge up the batteries and so I did and then tried them in the camera - and it won't turn on. It worked fine the other day and hasn't been dropped or anything....... Augh!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT Happy!

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

I came online to look for a solution because the exact same thing is happening to my camera. It turns on and the screen is normal for about 1 sec. then gets dark and is completely black. I thought it was my battery too, but even with different batteries it does the same thing. This just started happening this month as well.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

The exact same thing happened to me. if anyone finds a solution or contacts the company please post

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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Wow, this is trully amazing. I went to do a search on why my camera wouldnt turn on the past couple of days, even after i charged all THREE of my batteries and found similar complaints within the same time frame!! WOW. We need to get together and fight this, cause its suspect!!! I bought mine in Mass, anyone else?

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