Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A510 Digital Camera ?

Its my boyfriends camera but he says its not working at this time. Now when I switch it on the screen comes on but then it switches off a few seconds afterwards? The screen works but just brings up the word canon and then switches off when I try take a picture?


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This normally means the batteries are all but flat. Try a recharge or a new set of quality AA alkalines before looking for any other solution. High capacity NiMH rechargeables are the best battery, but they won't recharge forever.
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Its my boyfriends camera but he says its not working at this time. Now when I switch it on the screen comes on but then it switches off a few seconds afterwards? The screen works but just brings up the word canon and then switches off when I try take a picture?


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... Samsung DualView TL225 / ST550 Digital Camera

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