Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?
Canon A510 Powershot camera will not stay powered on when I turn it on in picture-review mode. It comes on for a second --> Canon screen flashes on -- and then shuts off.
In picture-taking mode, it seems to be fine. It stays on.
But if I switch to review mode, it turns off.
I've changed the batteries. It was fine last time I used it, last week. I left it plugged into the PC for a few days, if that makes any difference.
These cameras have capacitors built into the circuitry. A capacitor holds a higher voltage so the camera will operate when in use. Some modes in these cameras do need a higher voltage to work. The capacitor for the review mode is weak and will need to be replaced. If you can do this yourself that would be the cheapest way to do it. If not purchasing a new camkera is far cheaper the a repairmans charges to fix yours
I would recommend updating the software/firmware of the camera. The update can be downloaded from the manufacture's website and then transfred to the camera.
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