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Will not power on with battery

My camera only works when it is plugged in to AC even with a new battery it will not come on. I tried removing the battery for 30sec did not work then I removed it for a day to no avail I even reset the unit still did not work. After a couple of days I plugged the battery to it and it came on for a second and went off. It works just fine plugged to AC power. Help

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  • jrscruggs1 Jan 08, 2009

    Battery was new and it worked on a friends camera. How can I get a power circuit and a schematic for this camera.


  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    you think he is going to give you the power circuit schematic or help after you rated his help like that ?

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The battery is dead or that power circut has a problem, but make sure you have a goo battery

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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