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LED light by viewfinder solid yellow(orange) and Camera won't turn on.

My camera won't turn on any longer and the LED light by the viewfinder is a constant yellow. I bought a new battery but still have the same problem. I also have the same result with the AC adapter. Worked fine up to 3 days ago. Thanks for any help - Judy :-)

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Is the color of the LED yellow, or more towards orange? This is what the manual has to say: ? Signal processing in progress after photography ? Charging of flash in progress (Photography is not possible.) If the first option of the 2 is what has it stuck, I would suspect a problem with the card, which you could test using another known good card, or it could be a problem with the camera's processor, which is already a serious repair. If the second one is causing this(charging flash), It's also one for the lab, but not as bad as the other one. Good luck, keep in touch(let us know how it turned out) ;]

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