Having problems with your Canon PowerShot G6 Digital Camera ?

CANON G6 NOT WORKING at all - BATTERY CHARGED

\015 I have a Canon G6, love this camera & have always taken good care of it.Wanted to use it this weekend & it will not switch on and lens not working. Have checked battery, is charged & in good working order ( I also hav a EOS350D). Only activity on the camera when I press the 'on' button is, there is a little orange light that flashes next to the viewfinder.Is it worth taking this camera for repairs? I do not recall having dropped it or bumped it recently, so not sure why it has stopped working. Thankyou Charlene\015

Answers :

My daughters camera had a very similar symptom, I'm an engineer and took a crack at it...what I found was a couple of things.

1. If all the doors are not completely closed nothing will come on..little safety mechanisms on battery/CF doors.
2. There was a broke (ribbon) connector on the LCD/Electronic viewfinder, still not sure if the very..very small copper traces are mis-aligned possibly causing a short or disconnected. But removing the ribbon cable allowed the camera to boot up and display on the top LCD panel.
3. She/someone had broken the internal parts of the rotary dial that is used to select the camera mode. So while it's powered up, not sure if it will take any pictures.
If you check/double check on the 1st item and don't have success. It's most likely due to something like the other two listed or moisture damage, etc.
It's spendy to take it to a shop for repair as they have a hefty overhead they have to cover. If you must have this one fixed, be prepared for a $100.00 bill more or less, you can buy used G6s for about the same amount. If you have a techie friend...let him have a crack at it..he may confirm what I told you for free or maybe just lunch, if he's a really good friend he may go the extra and try to locate replacement parts on the net. The best thing is the find another broken camera same model and give them both...see if he can make one out of two. I did this with one of my PDA phones.
Good luck...
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