Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A640 Digital Camera ?

I also cannot get our A640 to power on, either with new batteries or with a power cord. We are a non-profit Boys & Girls Club and replacing it is really a last resort. We use it with our Card-ID system to generate membership cards with photos on them. Any suggestions? If I need to send it for professional repair, what do you suggest?


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Things to check first are battery contact points, and micro switches that are located on the battery and memory card doors. Details on what needs to be checked may be seen here. It won't work for every case, but it's worth a try.
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I also cannot get our A640 to power on, either with new batteries or with a power cord. We are a non-profit Boys & Girls Club and replacing it is really a last resort. We use it with our Card-ID system to generate membership cards with photos on them. Any suggestions? If I need to send it for professional repair, what do you suggest?


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