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The camera won't turn on!

Hi all Last week when i was taking a photo i accidently turned on the flash mode on my camera. Suddenly the camera just went dead and now it refuses to turn on. I changed the batteries it still doesn't work! Strangely enough, the camera still works in webcam mode when connected to a pc and i can also view the content of it's memory. I would appreciate if anyone could help me. Thanks in advance

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I presume you aren't using a memory card - because if you are, the pics shouldn't vanish when you change the batteries. BTW, don't suppose you can help with the problem I posted?!

Posted on Dec 30, 2006

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