No matter what you do, you can't get your Canon PowerShot S50 camera to turn on.
Before getting into the guts of your Canon PowerShot S50, pressing the on/off switch. If the camera does not turn, read on.
If your camera will not turn on, it is possible the battery is drained and needed to be replaced. First try to charge your battery in its accompanying charger that came with the camera. If the camera does not turn on with the newly charged battery in place, you may need a new battery. This guide will help you replace the Battery.
It is possible that it appears nothing is happening because the display is bad. If you feel as though you need to replace, follow the installing and LCD Screen.
If the camera will not function, there may be a problem with the motherboard. It could have short circuited or something could have gone wrong inside but the camera will no longer work. There are individual guides for both the Right Motherboard and Left Motherboard.
If the battery won't charge, it is possible you need a new battery. Follow the installing a new Battery guide to replace.
To check if you have a bad battery, try charging it back in the charger. If it will not hold a charge, when you replace it back into the camera, the battery is most likely broken. If you have a bad battery, you can purchase a new one for this camera. This guide will help you replace the Battery.
If a new battery can not hold a charge, there may be a problem with your charger. In order to fix this, you can buy a new charger for this device here.
If you slide the lens cover open, and the lens doesn't extend outwards, it may be broken.
"Your camera won't take a photo with a flash!"
If your flash won't work, it is possible the flash unit is broken. If this is the case, it may need to be replaced. A replacement can be purchased here.