Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A650 IS Digital Camera ?

The camera displays "no memory card," though the card is in place. The camera will not start, the lens cover will not open, but the green light is on.

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Since u already say that u ve changed the cards and still found them to be unacceptable in ur camera.... the only option left for u at this point is to clean the contacts... i doubt if some kind of disturbing plastic is stuck behind the contacts in the memory card receptor in the camera. \015\012
\015\012Well, since you tried another card, I would assume that it's something\015\012wrong with the camera. Will the camera let you enter the menu system at\015\012all (bypassing the "no memory stick" message)? If so, you can try\015\012formatting the card. \015\012
\015\012if that doesnt help....\015\012
\015\012Check to see if any of the little pins that make contact with the card\015\012may be damaged, bent, broken or dirty. If you shine a light in there\015\012you should be able to count them. compare to the slot in a different\015\012camera where you know it works. If it's only bent out of shape you\015\012might be able to bend it back, but it would probably void any guarantee\015\012you might have left.\015\012
\015\012if ur camera is not under warranty... take it apart and clean the sd contacts\015\012or as an alternative you can try SD Card MMC Slot Cleaner... there are lots of these stuff available online... just google them,.... and buy the one that confines to ur budget....\015\012
\015\012Gold pins will oxidize (corrode over time, due to film of no-ox being removed, causing pins to age, and rust, a old school trick was to clean the pins, you will notic the battery terminals are darker now then when new)
using incorrect prressurre will break pins i suggest 100% ispropyl alcohol on contacts, if electronic spray is not avaialbale, and ALLOW dry time.
\015\012car shud be taken that the liquid doesnt getinto the circuits through just touch the contacts and allow it to dry...\015\012
\015\012the new ROHS compliant (lead free) solder is more prone to cracking. So\015\012if it's the usual the connection needs a quick touchup of the solder\015\012work or the contact needs cleaning.\015\012
\015\012good luck\015\012
It might pay to try anothe card there are a few bad cards around and they are not infallible.
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