NOT AT PRESENT AS THE BATTERY MAY BE LOW .WHEN IT WAS FULLY CHARGED I STILL COULD NOT OPEN THE CAMERA.
I DID NOT REALISE YOU WERE WAITING. THE BATERY IS CHARGING AT PRESENT, BEEN ON FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES.
RICHARD I REMOVED BATTERY AND REPLACED AFTER 35 SECS IT IS STILL CHARGING,
I PUT THE BATTERY BACK IN THE CAMERA BUT NOTHING HAPPENEND I COULD NOT OPEN IT.
DO YOU WANT ME TO TAKE IT OUT OF CAMERA AND TRY AGAIN?
no questions thank you. I will contact Canon direct, but I understand they do not have spare parts for my model, as in 2013 they stopped producing parts.
I did not reply last night as I had to get on with making my dinner!