Canon PowerShot S80 Problem \ Repair Needed

Discussion in 'Canon' started by falcone71, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. falcone71

    falcone71 Guest

    I have had a Canon S80 for over a year and really like it.

    As of last night, my Canon S80 stopped being able to take pictures.

    I slide the lenscap back and the lens does not pop out.
    The camera appears to not be powered on.

    Other features still work. i.e. with the lens cap closed.
    For instance, the "play"/view photos feature and LCD still work.
    I still can interface with my computer through the USB port.

    I just can't take pictures because the lens cap sliding open wont
    activate the camera anymore.

    The lens cap seems to be correctly aligned and seems to be sliding
    back and forth correctly.

    It is likely just the switch that gets information from the lens cap
    and activates the camera "on".

    Has anyone encountered this problem before?
    Has anyone tried to take apart a Canon S80 before?
    Does anyone have the service manual?
    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance,
    falcone71, Aug 4, 2007
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  2. falcone71

    falcone71 Guest


    I took off the front plate.
    There appears to be white plungers and black plungers inside the

    There is a black plunger inside the battery case cover that activates/
    deactivates when the battery cover opens. This plunger tells the
    camera not to power on if the battery cover is open.

    There is a black-colored plunger and white plunger tied to the lens
    cap slider. I assume "black" means camera should turn off and "white"
    means turn on.

    I removed the front plate and put it back on several times but still
    no response when the lens cap is slid over to power on.

    Camera function still not working. Everything else still working.

    falcone71, Aug 4, 2007
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  3. falcone71


    Oct 10, 2007
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    I've encountered the exact same problem with my Powershot S80. After taking some pics I never fully closed the lens and put it away. When I picked up my camera I couldn't get the camera closed so some pressure was applied to push the camera back inside so the cover could be closed. Now when the camera is open the lens won't come out and the camera won't turn on. The screen works to view pics taken.

    I'm not brave enough to take apart the camera though it was sent to canon to get a quote on the repair. Canon quoted the repairs to be $250 and I was able to find a dealer in town that quoted $200. Which is still pretty steep.

    John - I hope you were able to resolve your problem with your Powershot S80 without it being costly. And advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Anyone else encountered this problem?
    Hopefully there's a less costly way to repair the camera.

    Eurofire, Oct 10, 2007
  4. falcone71


    Mar 23, 2008
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    Taking canon S80 apart

    hello john, sorry this is slightly off topic.

    I am curious to know how you pulled the front slid cover off. i attempted to do it but couldn't work out how release the top of it near the (take photo button). I had my camera out for photos during a party i had, and i think it has has alcohol or something spilt in it. the slide doesn't slid across easily like it used to.

    If you have any ideas it would be a great help

    Regards, Drew
    drurus, Mar 23, 2008
  5. falcone71


    Aug 10, 2008
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    Hello Mr. Drew,

    Sorry but I have the same problem you are, have you got any know how to open your the cover? my cover disalined from one corner after i drop it.


    shagor77, Aug 10, 2008
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