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Original post by: jayeff ,


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 [[Topic:Canon PowerShot A540]] 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