I turned the power on and lens popped out then died with what I thought was a fully charged battery. I bought a new battery, charged it and it still will not work. I used the fix on the F20 posted here and got the lens to close. Now I can't get it to power up or do anything, plugged or not. Please help. Any suggestions? I like this camera and have owned it for over 3 years.
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Most likely the charging circuitry has failed. When you fully charge the new battery what does the battery meter read on the camera? Your two options no matter what the case are repair vs. replacement. If you need further assistance let me know. Thanks, Lee
The zoom lens on my A345 has been intermittently sticking for years. Finally it would only pop out about 5mm. I took my courage in my hands and put 1 drop of very light oil (sewing machine oil) on a cotton bud and wiped it over the visible parts of the lens cylinders. Switching it off the barrel retracted, and when switching on it extended fully. I wiped the same bud (without adding any more oil) over every exposed parts of the barrels. It's not failed yet, but it's early days...
Is the battery fully charged? Or is the battery near the end of its useful life? Some batteries hold a charge better than others-- I have 2, both used well, and one seems to last longer than the other...
Try holding in the power button on the camera with the charger connected to the camera & still plugged into the wall outlet. This may be a reset the manual doesn't tell you about or simply a weird fix for the same problem I had with my F10.
This is an easy possibility, Try using an eraser on all the contacts for the batteries. The ones on the battery door and the ones inside the camera. Try to get them shiny, the harder white erasers work best. If that doesn't solve to power problem, the camera may have blown its power fuse internally. That repair would likely cost 50-60$