My SX30 IS camera will not turn on

Started 4 months ago | Questions thread
OpticsEngineer Veteran Member • Posts: 7,588
Re: My SX30 IS camera will not turn on

I have an SX30 IS

If I remember right, that camera does not support in camera charging of the battery. That feature came along much later.

Most likely the battery simply will not accept a charge after all this time. If they aren't kept charged for a long period of time that happens. The problem is when the charge get super low, there is a risk of fire because a charging voltage would allow so much current to be sucked in so fast. So charging gets disabled

Edit.   I thought I had an SX30IS.  Just now I checked and it actually is the SX40IS.  Turned on just fine though.

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