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battery leaked, fixed not working properly

battery leaked, fixed not working properly

I left batteries in my A570.  They corroded.  I have cleaned the cavity and contacts and installed new batteries.  the camera opens but I cannot take pictures.  it seems to default to a screen to enter date/time etc.  none of which I can get to work either.  any suggestions?

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Guest [Entry]

"Hi @wheeling ,

The battery acid may have leaked through the battery compartment and affected components nearby.

You’ll have to disassemble the camera and see if this may be the problem.

As I was unable to find a teardown guide or video online for a Canon PowerShot A570, here’s a link to the ifixit Canon PowerShot A540 Repair guide. Hopefully it is a close enough model to be of some help.

If you do find evidence of corrosion etc, try gently cleaning it off using a Q-Tip and Isopropyl Alcohol 90%+ (available at most electronics supply stores). If you can avoid it do not use rubbing alcohol, as this is usually only 70%IPA or less, can contain scents and is therefore not as effective in clearing away corrosion.

If you find this too daunting, contact a reputable, professional camera repair service and ask for a quote to repair the camera"