Question about Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera

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No power despite fresh batteries

Thhis camera is months old and today the battery light was flashing so changed batteries and nothing happened. Went to shops and bought lithium energizer batteries, still nothing. I'm devastated.

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  • phd2807 Feb 04, 2008

    Thank you. I know its still under warranty but I live 1600 km from my supplier!! Luckily I am going to Perth next week but in the meantime have to do without my camera! I take photos s just about everyday so will be having withdrawals by then....

  • starbright57 Jun 30, 2008

    My A630 started to show the battery flashing after taking a few pictures. So I'd put in fresh recharged batteries and it would do the same thing. One time on the the contacts fell off of the battery cover. I tried to snap it back on but it wouldn't stay. I took a small amount of tacky glue on a toothpick and put it on the plastic and put the contact back on and held it with a toothpick overnight.

    The camera then took 60 or so pictures and I considered it fixed. Today about a week later I get the camera out and it is deader than a door nail.

    Put in a new set of batteries, and still dead. I do think it is with the contacts, but don't know how to fix it. Maybe the door is loose or something and not holding the contacts tight enough.

    My camera is out of warranty and is only 33 months old. I have taken only about 200 pictures so if it can't be fixed those are pretty expensive pictures. I paid $265 for it, making it over $1.00 per picture. Disposables would have been way cheaper. Mary

  • starbright57 Jun 30, 2008

    I was just here a few minutes ago and posted my problem of the camera not powering up with fresh batteries. I went to the Canon site to find out where to send it and also clicked on their support tab and information data base.

    They had a suggestion to use and eraser to clean the contact points on the camera and the batteries. I did have a new pencil with a new eraser so I got under a bright light and looked down the battery tubes and put the pencil and eraser down the tubes and gently made some circular motions. Also, I made the circular motions on the contacts on the battery cover and on all four of the batteries.

    I put it all back together...and it powered up. I had tried it many times before, so this evidently helped the situation. So now I took the batteries out a couple times and reinstalled and slipped the cover back on. It powered up each time. works for now. I hope it continues to do so. Hope this helps someone else.

  • jessielynn5 Sep 26, 2008

    The solution you had did not work with my camera

  • grshorten Nov 21, 2008

    Smae here, new batteries, tried the eraser, no go. Any other suggestions for a camera with expired warranty, only 2 yrs old. This is the 2nd Canon to go on me in 4 years, if i can't get it fixed i won't ever buy another Canon and I've been a canon user since 1980.



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I am having the same issue with mine. I think it has something to do with the contacts in the camera. Mine is 1 1/2 years old. Mine is probably out of warranty. If I could get down in the battery compartment I could fit it but it is pretty deep.

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If it's less than a year old, it's still under warranty. Exercise that warranty and contact Canon support.

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