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I just put in a fully charged battery in my canon powershot sd1000 it wont work. have had camera for 5yrs no problems at all.when i push power button nothing happens
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Camera and Video Technician: Himadri, Camera and Video Technician replied 8 years ago
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Welcome to Just Answer My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be assisting you today to resolve or identify Your Problem.

Your problem seems to be with the main circuit board it is not getting the power supply properly may be the battery contacts are defective please check them if they bent the battery lever up a bit for contact but do it if you are confident as some little force can break them before sending a repairing house please try below the steps........

1. Remove the battery and memory card from the camera.
2. Let the camera sit with the battery and memory card removed
for approximately 20 minutes.
3. Clean your battery contacts with a clean cloth.
4. Reinstall the battery and power on the camera. If your camera still
doesn't turn on, unfortunately, your camera will require service to
correct the problem. I apologize for this inconvenience.

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Relist: I already tried this and it did not work.
I already tried this and it did not work
Camera and Video Technician: Neil, Camera and Video Technician replied 8 years ago
Neil
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Hi

 

Once you have confirmed batteries the next thing to check is the memory card door, if the camera thinks this door is open it will not power up.

 

Look carefully into the door mechanism and make sure it is shutting firmly. There is a small switch that detects the door is closed and this may be faulty or out of alignment.

 

If you can't see any problem here then come back to me with the following:

 

Does the camera light up at all (even for a second)?

Does the on/off switch action feel the same as it used to?

Have you tried starting the camera in Preview mode rather than a camera mode

 

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