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I have an EOS 70D, about four years old. After a three month

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Hi, I have an EOS 70D, about four years old. After a three month gap when I didn't use it, I now cannot power it up at all. I have a fully recharged battery, but when I switch the camera on there is no flicker of power. I have checked there is a memory card and that the battery cover and memory card cover are closed. Any ideas?
JA: Are there any flashing lights, symbols, or messages on your camera or display screen?
Customer: None at all. It is completely dead.
JA: Have you tried removing and replacing the battery and/or SD card?
Customer: Yes I have.
JA: Anything else you want the Camera Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, I don't think so. Thanks
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  Pete replied 7 days ago.

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Expert:  Pete replied 7 days ago.

There are two micro-switches that will prevent the camera from powering up;

One is on the battery door. The other is on the memory card door.

There are some tiny tabs that engage the micro-switches when the doors are fully closed.

Can you check to make sure the doors (and tabs) are (a) undamaged and (b) able to completely close and fit correctly?

Expert:  Pete replied 7 days ago.

If that doesn't help, try the following trick:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqfDMikBKTA&feature=youtu.be

(the video is for a 5D, but the same technique should also work on your 70D)

Expert:  Pete replied 7 days ago.

Please let me know if you have any further questions on this topic and I'll be more than happy to help.

Have a great weekend and stay safe,

Pete.