Question about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera - Jap/Eng
Camera battery is fully charged but it will not turn on.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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I don't know if this will work but it worked for my PowerShot A300.
Take a pencil eraser and clean the battery connections inside your camera. Just be sure not to let any eraser flakes inside the camera.
The Canon rep indicated it would work for the A300 ... Not sure why it wouldn't work with yours as well.
Posted on Sep 23, 2008
There are several things that could cause this.
1- Check the battery door indicator switch under the battery door and beside the memory card slot. Is the little black switch damaged or missing? Try pressing down gently using a pen it with the door open and then press the power button. Does it turn on?
2- The fuse has blown and needs to be replaced. Offhand I don't recall where it is on the SD600 PCB or how hard it is to solder on a new one (depends on if its tricky to get at or not). Good thing is fuses are really cheap.
3- Other power problem with the PCB due to corrosion or impact damage. The PCB or 'motherboard' of the camera will need to be replaced.
A couple solutions would be to either buy a defective camera online and make one good camera from the two if you can do that sort of thing yourself, or secondly have it repaired by somebody.
Don't bother trying to send the camera to Canon if it is out or warranty (though you can call them and verify what I'm about to say) because they will want $150+ to do the repair for you. Parts are not cheap to buy from them.
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Hope this helps,
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
I just got off the phone recently with Canon. I explained the problem to them and they stated that it appears it is due to the cold weather. I saw some stuff on these posts about Christmas Time, etc...They said that most of the time the camera will be ok after it thaws out, but some issues can be caused because of this. One of them is total lack of power. They said that the camera I have has a minimum temperature that it can handle of 30 degrees. This can cause the LCD to freeze, can cause short circut problems, etc...Thus leaving your camera totally in-operable.
The technician tried to help me first rule something out. He had me REBOOT the camera....seems odd to do that if there is no power, huh? Here is how I did mine....
Power on the camera....Remove the battery...then the Disk battery....leave the battery door open for one full minute. Now turn the camera off.....put the disk battery in, then the regular battery....close the battery door....power on. If you have power and your LCD monitor goes on it will say something like 00007 or something like that.
Unfortunately.....Mine didnt. So they are sending me info on my email to send in my camera. It will need to be repaired/replace the parts etc...
I hope that your cameras end up working. They guy from Canon suggested that in the cold weather while carrying it, keep it under your shirt close to your body to keep it warm, dont change lenses in the cold air, and if you are photographing an outdoor sporting event and its cold enough for you to be covered up, then do the same for your camera.....he himself wraps a hand towel around his whole camera except the end of the lens and the view finder (the one you put your eye up against, not the LCD) Wrap a rubber band around it to keep it in place on the lens and unit.
So....like i said, please...I hope this helps.
Keep me posted!!! Would love to hear positive things that your camera has started working again.
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
You can give it to an expert for repair, he can repair it for less as there must be just a fuse problem, which can be fixed for a very less amount.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
You may need to remove the battery and use a screwdriver to scratch the battery contact point in the camera. It may have been coated or corroded.
Posted on Jan 01, 2010
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