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Camera won't turn on

I have had my digital camera for a little over a year, and not too long ago it was working fine when the batteries died (at least I think that's what happened). I recharged the batteries and put them back in. It didn't turn on. I tried about 3 different sets of batteries, all of them brand new, and the camera still won't turn on. The camera hasn't been dropped, exposed to extreme temperatures, or anything like that. When it turned off, the lens stayed sticking out and it won't even turn on long enough to go back in. It won't turn on when I connect it to the computer, it just will not turn on. What could the problem be and what can I do to fix it?

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  • jsiowa Oct 26, 2008

    I have a similar problem - I took a picture, camera worked just fine, turned it off, came inside and hooked up to computer, tried to turn camera on and it simply won't turn on. Replaced batteries with new, still won't turn on. Have checked memory card, although that was fine when I took the picture, so I'm mystified.

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    Same as the others. My Canon PowerShot A85 camera will not power up. I checked the batteries, and also used new batteries, still didn't work.



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Also, be sure to check where the memory card goes in. If the pins are bent, it could be shorting something out!

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    Check the pins where the memory card goes in. A bent pin can short things out and prevent it from working properly



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This appears to be a common contact fault Check the battery compartment and the battery cap. Try a piece of foil across the batter yop and close the lid see if that makes any difference. If not Contac the Canong Website- tech support Also take a look at

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