Dropped Canon PowerShot A510

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Old 07-21-06, 06:37 PM
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Dropped Canon PowerShot A510

My mom dropped her Canon PowerShot A510 3.2 mega Pixels digital camera (is that enough info)?

It worked for a while and now it does not work at all now. The camera is off and the lens cover is wide open. It will not turn on and the lens will not close.

Is the camera toast? Is it fixable? Probably wouldn't spend a lot of $$$ to take it to a repair shop since unless the cost to repair is like $ or something.

Any advice would be great.
 
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Old 07-22-06, 02:15 AM
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Have you already tried taking out the batteries, putting them back in, and trying again?
 
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Old 07-22-06, 09:52 AM
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A new one is around $150. Repairs will prolly run $75-$100.

Have you contacted Canon customer service? How much for them just to look at it?
 
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Old 07-22-06, 10:12 AM
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Hey guys...

Yeah, tried taking batteries out and putting them back in and taking them out and replacing with new batteries. Nothing.

Haven't contacted customer service yet. Cost of repairs will probably not be worth it. I'll have my mom (or dad) call customer service and see what happens.

Thanks guys!
 
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Dropped Canon PowerShot A510

If they are not too quick, they could probably get a better camera in a month or two because if the improvements constantly happening.

If they are just looking for snapshots, they can replace any time.

If they have a high capacity memory card, they should look for a replacement that they can use the old card in. - Most new camera do not come with much memory.

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Old 07-22-06, 01:49 PM
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For me...I'm really into photography. This would be enough an excuse to get a new one. In my opinion, 4-7 megapix is good enough for a compact point and shoot camera. The sensor is too small to deliver great pictures at large prints without having noticeable noise at higher iso settings (hope I'm not confusing anyone). If the powershot is something your mom is comfy with, I'd just upgrade and find one that uses an SD/MMC that the A510 uses. But with a higher MP count, the card may be a little small if she's used to getting a lot of shots currently on one card.
 
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Old 08-03-06, 04:10 PM
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Call Canon service and ask about the cost of repairs.
When I did that they offered to exchange the G2 for a refurbished G6 for $299 which we bought.
 
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Old 08-03-06, 04:15 PM
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Yikes! What a great idea. Actually...I mentioned all these things to my parents and they just went for buying another Canon...which happened already. Hmmmm....maybe they'll want this broken one for something anyway! Thanks
 
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