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Canon EOS 350D/XT Power Problem

My camera is about 18mths old and has fired about 7500 shots. The camera won't turn on. A charged battery (around 8.5V) inserted into the camera will drop to 3-3.5V straight away. This is with or without turning the camera on. Tryed with known good batteries with same effect (ie dropping over half voltage). It sounds like there is something inside drawing lots of current. It looks mostly surface mounted devices on the inside so will be hard to trace. Anyone got any suggestions? or a repair manual / circuit diagram?

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This is a board comonent failure as you surmised. I doubt id parts are available- it will be a complete replacement board. Check the Canon Support for a repair estimate.

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