Friday, January 19, 2007

Mystery Port on the Canon SD800 IS

I got a new camera today, the Canon SD800 IS. I haven't even had a chance to use it yet, and something about it is bothering me. On the bottom of the camera, above the battery and to the right of the SD slot, is a tiny hole. There seems to be some kind of port in this hole, but there doesn't seem to be any reference to it anywhere in the manual. Could it be some kind of undocumented troubleshooting port that only Canon technicians know about?

To make matters worse, it seems to be broken. The metal encasing it is bent, and there's pieces of plastic and metal embedded in it. What I want to know is this: does this mystery port serve some kind of purpose, or is it really just a digital appendix?

1 comment:

whatever said...

That is not a port. It is a small button or switch that tells the camera that the battery door is open and not to turn on. Yours appears to be jammed shut, so you can probably turn on the camera with the door open right?