Lens is out, Camera won't turn on, power light flickers
I was taking a picture when it shut down, so I just figured the batteries died. I put new ones in and nothing happened. The lens were out, so I just held the power button down hoping maybe something would happen. The green power light flickers, and I can hear a faint clicking sound as if it's trying to make the connection, but it can't. Someone please help.
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Re: Lens is out, Camera won't turn on, power light...
Take battery out and clean contacts with an eraser on the end of a pencil. Then try. What stage is the lens - all the way out or partway? OPut a finger on the lens barrel - do not puch it - this will ruin the drive- switch off the wieght of finger may be enough for the lens to get into gear..
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Having taken apart a number of digital cameras I know they are fiendishly complicated inside. I can only suggest that you double check that the batteries are installed the correct way round and that you try again with new ones straight out of the packet.
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Hey kyla_peyton, If this camera turns off during use it should mean either the batteries have gone dead or there is a malfunction in the camera. It sounds like you have eliminated the chance that this is a battery failure. There are many malfunctions in the camera that could cause this so I would have the camera looked at by an authorized service technician. I hope this helps! Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.
SOLUTION: Fot the past two years, fully charged NiMH and new alkaline (generic and fresh Name Brand batteries) in my CX7530 always gave a red light and immediate power off -- symptoms of low batteries. Today I tried it again with the same problem. This time, I folded up a small piece of stiff paper to depress the small Lithium battery module detect switch in the battery compartment, and put my NiMH batteries back in -- it WORKED for the first time in two years! After removing the paper and reinserting the batteries, it still works. I suspect this somehow recalibrates the low battery detect circuit. I hope it helps you as well.
Using a little common sense I'd be checking the batteries first. You're going to need a new one sometime anyway so get a new one and try it out. Just make sure your battery charger is working first. It sure sound like battery problems to me.
If I remember right it takes AA batteries. Correct? Perhaps one of your NiMH AA's is not charged properly. Try it again with two newly charged NiMH batteries. You might also try putting in two newly charged batteries and let it sit for 24 hours and then turn it on. Lastly you might try putting a little pressure on the lens when you turn the power on. I had to do this once with my Optio S4. Hope you can get it figured out.