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#1 cameron depiero

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 03:02 AM

I recently purchased this Cameron on ebay (Yeah I know...). So far I can't get anything out of it. When I check the battery the battery meter is in the white, with and without batteries. I can't get it to move. I know corroded battery terminals is a common problem so I tried lightly sanding them with some fine sandpaper, still nothing. I wrapped the ended of the batteries in tinfoil and still got nothing. Any suggestions would be really appreciated. The seller claimed "EVERYTHING WORKS" and included a 7 day guarantee, I'll use this if I have to but I'd really just like my camera to work and not go through the hassle.
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#2 Gareth Blackstock

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 07:50 AM

Hello,

What brand is the camera? If it has a swing handle, the problem may be in the connection between the handle and the contact on the body, it could be a simple fix to remove the handle, clean the contacts, and reassemble.

Look at the buttons and dials on the camera, there might be an on/off switch hiding. If you keep the camera, I have a website that explores D.I.Y repairing of canon cameras.

good luck

http://canon-s8-repair.yolasite.com/
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 07:53 AM

Dissembling this Canon 814 is really difficult and requires removing half the buttons and most of the outer body, just to take the handle off. It's possible but it would ruin my chance at returning the camera.
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Posted 07 December 2010 - 01:26 AM

Fair point if you want to return it, I guess it depends on how much you spent.
removing the handgrip though, is just two steps and two screws. A very simple procedure.

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#5 cameron depiero

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 12:06 PM

For the Canon 814 electronic it's 14 steps and about 20 screws. it even has instructions for it in the link you sent me.
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