DSLR not turning on? Find out the reasons and solutions

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If you own a DSLR camera or a digital single lens reflex camera then you must be familiar how great the device is and how amazing the pictures come out to be. DSLRs prove useful for not just professional photographers but also almost anyone else who loves clicking high quality pictures. But sometimes your DSLR could encounter certain problems which may not allow you to click photographs and one of them is DSLR not turning on. You facing the same issue? Well we understand that it can be quite frustrating. This is why we have brought you the following list of the possible reasons and solutions for DSLR not turning on:

1. A drained or dead battery

REASON: One of the most common reasons for DSLR not turning on could be a drained or a dead battery. If you have been using your camera for a long time, then it is possible that its battery may have consumed and this could be a reason why the device may not be turning on at all.

SOLUTION: To solve this issue, take the battery out and put it on charging. Wait for a few hours until it is fully charged and try turning the camera on after inserting the battery back again. If it still doesnt work or turn on, then refer to the following given possible problems and their solutions.

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2. Faulty battery

REASON: If the battery is charged and even then the DSLR is not turning on, then a possible reason behind this could be a faulty battery. If everything else on your camera is working in perfect condition then a faulty battery may not be allowing your camera to get switched on.

SOLUTION: To solve this issue, you can either try inserting the battery into the battery charger to see whether the green or red light turns on or insert it in another camera to see whether the camera works. If none of these happen, then you may have to get a new one.

faulty camera battery may not be allowing DSLR to turn on

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3. Dirty battery slot

REASON: Another reason why your camera may not be turning on could be because of a dirty battery slot. Sometimes due to continuous or excessive outdoor use, the slot may tend to accumulate dirt and dust which need to be cleaned from time to time.

SOLUTION: To solve this problem, take the battery out of the DSLR battery slot and clean the terminal properly using either a soft cotton cloth or a clean brush. Try using a  microfiber cloth if possible for the best results. Insert the battery back again and try switching the camera on.

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4. Try removing the lens and memory card

REASON: Sometimes your lens and memory card etc may need reinserting to solve the problem.

SOLUTION: So try  removing the lens as well as the memory card from their slots. Let the camera sit idle for a few minutes and insert the parts back again properly. Switch on the camera again to see if it is working now. If not, then you may be facing a more complex issue for which you may have to contact a professional.

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If the above given cases do not work and solve the problem, then it is advisable to see professional help and preferably from the company you bought the camera from.  You can also contact Mr Right for any camera related or other appliances repair and services.

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    Wao, Thanks a lot for this great tips article I m a newbie in the photography field and this article helps me to find out and resolve my DSLR problem.

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