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G7 Power up problems?

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G7 Power up problems?
« on: 30 / December / 2008, 02:24:25 »
My powershot G7 stopped has stopped turning on, I've had CDHK installed on it for a few months -

I initially installed the wrong firmware version and my camera wouldn't turn on, I switched the SD card with a non CDHK card and it was fine again - having found the right firmware version it has worked well with CDHK until now. Have tried cleaning contacts, switching batteries, using CDHK and plain SD cards, still nothing happens when I press the power button... anyone got any ideas?

Would much appreciate help, thanks!


Offline Hacki

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Re: G7 Power up problems?
« Reply #1 on: 31 / December / 2008, 02:02:35 »
Sounds like a possible hardware defect. Read the manual on how to reset the camera, if that doesnt work, remove both batteries (Main batteries and the coin cell for the nvram / RTC) and wait a a day or two.

When the camera still doesnt give a life sign from it, it may be a case for canon repair.  :(

Regards and good luck..


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Re: G7 Power up problems?
« Reply #2 on: 31 / December / 2008, 07:53:38 »

check also the 'door' switches of the SD card / battery bay...
You can also try whether the camera powers on when you connect it to USB power (unlikely, but woth a try)


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