Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera ?

Tried to turn it on - got a quick "flash" then nothing - won't power up

\015 I had taken out the card to put pix on a cd and reinserted the disk a couple of weeks ago. was getting ready to go on a trip and wanted to check battery status so tried to power camera on - there was a quick flash - like the flash went off then nothing. Camera won't turn on. I took batteries out and charged, re-inserted, and still nothing. The lens covers did appear to open and now don't quite close all the way - there is a small **** between the two - maybe 1/8". Thoughts? Time to buy a new camera?\015

Answers :

Try to clean the battery contacts inside the camera using a pencil eraser. This is to remove any residue or oxidation that may have taken place, causing a power failure. If this doesn't work, your camera will require service.

Good news is...Canon does offer deep\015\012discounts in the Canon Loyalty program for situations like yours once\015\012you are beyond the one year manufacturer's warranty.
It may be true\015\012that it would cost more to repair than to replace, and that's why the\015\012Loyalty program is great because you will at least save a bundle on\015\012getting another camera.

Hope this helps.
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