Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera ?

Capacitor problem - no flash, insane battery drain.


\015 Hi! I have the regular Canon a610/a620/a630 problem with the non-working flash caused by the capacitor. For over a year I dealt with it by wiggling the capacitor but now it goes even further.\012\012When I try to turn it on, even if I've put newly charged Ni-Mh or brand new alkaline batteries, the low battery indicator and the standby LED flash constantly. Also the screen won't show any picture from the lens (it shows everything else) and it will turn itself off in 5 seconds. When I try to take a picture, It will retract the lens and turn off. Half of the time, it won't even turn on, displaying "Change the batteries" message.\012\012Today I tried to disassemble the camera to check if the flash flex cable works fine but no matter what I did, I got the same result. Is there any possibility that the battery problem is caused by another thing?\012\012I love my camera and I don't want a new one. I only want to put it back to order...\015

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