Having problems with your Canon PowerShot G7 Digital Camera ?

Canon g7 stopped working, lens out but no power


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Most likely a loose screw shorted out the power in the camera. For service on these, we recommend www.CamerasAndParts.com They are the best for service on the Canon Powershots and they are not expensive at all. I'll post a video below from a customer referral for this problem on the G7 to them. They are the place for help with this problem.\012
There are some known screws in the G7's that get loose and short circuit the camera. This is the site that fixes the Canons, www.CamerasAndParts.com They'll also do a correction inside your camera so it won't happen again. It's $89 through them and they'll clean and service the camera at the same time. It's the only site we recommend for help with this problem. As a note, this problem also happens on the Canon G9's. Canon never recognized this to be a problem so they do not cover the repair at all. Also, they no longer service either the G7 or the G9, it's a shame because these are two of Canons best models. Much better than most of the newer models. For any Canon, Cameras And Parts is the better alternative than paying a fortune through Canon. This place does excellent work, just on Canons though.
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