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With new batteries, Canon PowerShot SX120IS camera does not operate - ie- no power. Have tried several new batteries, cleaned terminals, etc. but no luck. Camera has been protected during recent cross country driving trip, not dropped, worked fine. Now - nothing.

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From my experience with the powershots when you see this it is usually one of the little onboard fuses has popped. This can happen during charging or operation or just from static. Unfortunately while the fuse itself is worth a few pennies the labour to replace it isn't.

You can talk to some camera stores but normally Canon support is who you need to talk to. They offer a flat fee repair service. Since your camera wasn't damaged from user abuse you should be able to send it in. What happens in you pay the fee and the repair or exchange the camera. When you get the camera back you will have no problems Here's the only problem with this. You need to look at what Canon will charge you for the flat fee and shipping. Then go to the store and see what a replacement camera is worth. The fee isn't that bad but the problem is the replacment camera will be better than your camera and probably cheaper to boot. By the time your camera goes off warranty there is always a newer version of it out there and those are a bit better in some ways. ie higher resolution better color and so on. So my best advice on this is give Canon a call and talk to them They have dropped the repair program on some cameras so you need to make sure yours qualifies and how much. Then do the window shopping for a new one. If you can get a better replacment for about the same money then you should get it as its a better camera and has warranty.
Hello. try this. Remove the batteries and use the eraser end of a common pencil to clean the contacts inside the camera. Then clean the contacts on the batteries and insert them being sure to insert then with the polarity correct [ + to +, - to - ]
\015\012If that doesn't do it you should take it in for a repair as opening it yourself will void the warranty. J.
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