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Broken My camera will turn on in the picture review mode but it will not stay on when switched to the picture taking mode. It will also not turn on in the picture taking mode. I was told that aI had to re-format my memory disc, but I don't think that will fix the problem. Please help. Patrick

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Re: broken

If there is no error displayed, you've got weak batteries. If they're chargeable, charge them AT LEAST 14 hours then try. If the batteries are a couple years old, try new rechargeables.

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