Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S30 Digital Camera ?

Power problem My camera is dead even though it has a fully charged battery inside. You slide the cover back and nothing happens. We tried a different fully charged battery and still nothing. Any ideas? Have the Canon Powershot S30 since many years (some 6000 photos taken) but suddenly the camera is absolutely dead. The lens won't come out when sliding the lens door back, no pictures shown at the monitor when switching the viewing button to the right, no USB connection when connectiong to a P


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I have the same camera with the same problem. I have tried the suggested solutions with no result. Any other ideas?
Mike... have you had any luck resolving this (I have a camera with pretty much the same problem)
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