Having problems with your Canon Powershot SD450 / IXUS 55 Digital Camera ?

My camera wont even turn on

\015 I go to the mall and movies and im taking pictures and then i put it away and my friend wants to take a picture and my camera wont turn on at all when i try to turn it on i have no clue on what to do\015

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Try this: with the battery installed and battery door open, take a pencil, fine tip screwdriver, or anything long and skinny and push the tip of it into the little nub circled in the picture here. There's a spring inside that little nub... keep the spring depressed and try to turn on the camera. If it works, then either a small piece of plastic broke off the battery door or the nub got broken/pushed in too far for the battery door to trigger it. Try using a dab of hot glue to keep the nub pushed into the down position.
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Solution # 3 posted by MeKiwi regarding the little switch behind the battery door was right on for my case. My is a Canon IXUS 55. At one point, I could not turn it on with a fully charged battery. Only after I pushed that little flap shown on the picture with a red circle that it turned on right away. After one more power cycle, the little flap disappeared, and a little spring came into view. My camera is now back in operation. Good tip! Thanks.
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