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Canon Power Shot will not turn on. Even when new correct battery is installed.

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Not sure which model you have, but if it is an A series and you use double A batteries, try cleaning the battery contacts inside the battery compartment with a pencil eraser. If this doesn't work, call Canon to set up service. Free tech support, free estimate (just pay shipping cost) and a chance that you may qualify for their upgrade program for deeply discounted upgrade to a newer model.
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Canon Power Shot will not turn on. Even when new correct battery is installed.

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Canon A400 Hi, I have the above camera (canon power shot A400) and have just solved the E18 error by tapping the plastic A/V out cover - THANK YOU ! However, now, although the camera turns on, lense extends and I get full working order - after a few minutes I get the message 'Change batteriers'. and the camera dies. I have now put in several new batteries (including the little(cr1220) but the same message keeps coming up and the screen and the whole thing dies after a few seconds. Is this a furt

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My canon powershot A640 wont turn on despite having new batteries installed, also the USB connector socket has fallen inside the camera, will this cause a short that will stop it powering

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What does change the batteries message indicate when new batteries are installed? Canon S2 IS will not turn on in camera mode but reads "change the batteries" even with new batteries.

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