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Won't turn on

Brand new batteries, camera will not turn on at all. checked batteries and they are in correctly and absolutely no power.

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  • bmmorrison Sep 25, 2008

    I've tried 4 sets of new and/or recharged batteries - and no power - camera has been working great for the 2 years I've had it...

  • mebriget Dec 20, 2008

    Same problem here :-(

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • Nitin D Mar 16, 2009

    Changed the discharged batteries with brand new batteries, camera will not turn on at all.
    Batteries are new and they are in correctly and still absolutely no power.

  • b_arif May 11, 2010

    Hi, the solution did work and Camera turned on but still it doesn't work with power on/off button. What is the solution?

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Plug your camera into the USB port and conenct it to the computer. If your camera turns on, the problem is the Power On switch. The Power On button is very finicky (poor design). I found it best to use your thumbnail and fully depress the tiny black button and turn to to the left or right and hold for 1 second. Best if you do this with your hand over (above) the camera.

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Possible causes Solutions
/ Corrective Actions
The power does not
turn on.
The ViviCam 6300
suddenly powers down.
The image is not
captured when the
shutter button is
pressed.
The flash does not fire.
Continuous shooting
is not possible.
Cannot transfer files
over a USB connection.
* Load new or fully charged battery.
* Load the battery in the correct direction.
* Close the battery cover correctly.
* Properly connect the AC power
adapter.
* Set the option of Auto Shut Down to Off.
* Turn the power back on or charge the
battery.
* Rotate the mode dial to A , P , SCENE
, Tv , Av or M.
*
Transfer the desired files to your
computer and then delete unnecessary
files, or use a different memory card.
* Select a different flash mode.
* Select [Single] in the capture mode .
* Insert a new SD memory card.
* Check all connections.
* Install the USB driver on your computer.
* Turn on the ViviCam 6300.
* The battery has run out.
* The battery is not oriented correctly.
* The battery cover is not closed properly.
* The AC power adapter (optional)
is disconnected.
* The function of Auto Shut Down in

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