Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A530 Digital Camera ?

Unit won't power up even with new batteries

\015 Upon pressing the on/off button lens opens up and green light and screen turns on for fraction of a second then off. Keeping the finger on the on/off button keeps the green lights on, lens deployed, and the screen on.Letting go will turn off green light, lens rectracts and screen off. During the process, when the screen is on, it has nothing except the "canon" word on it.\015

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Are you still using alkaline batteries? If so, alkaline batteries just don't have the power for more than a few pictures in a digital camera. Some may also have reached their shelf life, and though right out of the package may even have problems just powering startup of the camera. Digital cameras for the most part should only be used with rechargeable NiMH batteries. If you read the camera's instruction manual concerning batteries, you may see the same recommendation.
\015\012Keep in mind rechargeable NiMH batteries will save you money in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance, and may be angry with yourself for not buying them sooner. When at the store, look on the package for a power rating of at least 2500 mah.
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