Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A540 Digital Camera ?

Green Light Turns on, Sound of turning on, lens comes out, but then goes back in a turns off. . .It's not the batteries. PLEASE HELP ME!

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Note that some batteries just don't hack it in digital cameras, even if new. This is especially true for those "super heavy duty" batteries:
\015\012OK, so it's definitely not the batteries. A few of The Canon Powershot A530 and A540 cameras are subject to an advisory recall. Seems that a small spring on the battery compartment door can short out the batteries. If your camera is on the list, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following link for more info:
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