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Canon Powershot G5 won't power on, even with adapter

Having the same problem you described-- what did you learn to be the solution-- new battery? New charger? New camera? Thanks for follow-up.

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  • mxpx79 Oct 13, 2008

    I've had my Canon G5 for the past 4 yrs and never had any problems. Last week, out of the blue, the camera would not turn on. I tried new batteries. I tried charging it and the light won't come on that shows its charging. If anyone has any idea what the problem could be please let me know. I checked with Ritz's camera and they would charge me $184 to fix it. It would not make sense to pay this much to fix my camera when its selling on ebay for less then that.

  • jxcz94014 Nov 30, 2008

    same problem ( almost ) after sitting for a period of time ( maybe 2 months ) , wont turn ON and I suspect the battery is drainned so I plug the charger and no charging lights is ON , I made it ON for very short time saying "bl" then its off again, Isn't even the battery is drainned when it is on chrager you can turn it ON ? is the battery dead?



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Canon PowerShot G5 comes on but when I push the button to take the picture it just sits there and does nothing. Gotta solution anyone?

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If you can open it and you have experience and skills in fixing electronics, you can try in repair it.

Check the fuses on the printed board circuits.

They are labeled with a P, H or K in the middle of them.

Check them for zero ohms to test them with a meter,.

If you prefer not to do it, then it needs to be professionally serviced, which may be expensive (at least more than buy an used one).



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