Question about Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm Lens

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My camera won't turn on. i've tried switching batteries, but that's not the problem. can you give me an idea of what's wrong?

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  • annie1972 Sep 15, 2008

    Exactly the same! Went to turn it on having used it within the past few minutes, thought the battery was dead. Have tried both fully charged batteries to no avail!

  • northernbird Sep 23, 2008

    Same here! Camera completely dead. What's wrong?

  • petrosjon Oct 21, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. Camera working fine one day and not the next. Have checked CD card insertion as well as trying two different fully charged batteries. Has anybody got any ideas?

  • vlade82 Oct 26, 2008

    Yes i have the same problem, we were using it taking photos at my sons birthday party.At first we thought the memory card was full, so we loaded another card, and now it just won't turn on at all.We tried re-charging the battery, which did'nt help, and came to the conclusion that we need a new battery, until I saw the posting that a new battery didn't help.We thought it had to be the battery as it wasn't holding it's charge, over the last couple of years the charge has been lasting less & less time.

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem with my canon eos 300d... and no solutions...

  • tedsymonds Jan 19, 2009

    I had the same problem. I looked down the card slot and sure enough at least one pin was bent.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    I have the same problem, one day it was working fine went to download more pics and CF card not working. Used another card and still the message says camara not reconised? WHY are we all having problems now?

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    When i press the on button, it flashes instantly and turns off. I recharged my batteries several times but it makes no difference.



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Ok here is the issues with the Canon 300D digital Rebel XT model of camera. First issue bent pins or broken pins the CF card reader on this camera is Surface mounted soildered onto the bottom half of the mainboard a large ammount of disasimboly is required. After removing the mainboard next you need is a desolder rework station. to carefully remove the CF card reader from the mainboard one messup and it might be easier to replace the mainboard. Sometimes. next issue is the power issue if you have no bent pins or missing pins, and the battery door is pushing on the door closure switch and the memory card door is pusting on its door closure switch then most likely you issue is 1 of 3 fuses underneath the power switch. these switches are the size of a few grains of salt very very small.I charge 150.00 to change the fuses and 225.00 to replace the CF card reader as long as none of the traces are damaged. if they are damaged the main board would need to be replaced and it is around 250.00 + depending on the parts cost at the time. If your good at soldering go for it. if not then let the experts do it.

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 Here is what I have learned after experiencing the same problem.  More likely, it is a problem with the CF card socket (the place where the CF card fits).  Check to see if any of the pins inside (2 rows of them) are bent or broken inside.  This malady can prevent the camera from turning on.  Similarly, it may be that the pins have shorted out. If so, then it is something that would require a trip to the camera repair shop.  I hope this helps!  

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Here are the things you can try:

Make sure that the batteries are inserted properly, with the + and - in the correct positions. Also, make sure that the battery cover is secured tightly. Check the voltage of new batteries you installed and compare it with the old batteries. Try another set of new batteries.

If that doesn't solve your problem, please update me.

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Its not a problem with the battery, the G7 and the G9 have a problem where a loose screw inside the camera shorts it out and causes it to not power. The repair service is about $85 total for a new part, installation and return shipping of the camera!

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