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Batteries upside down

I accidentally put the batteries in the camera with polarieties reversed. Now it won´t start. Does anybody know if there is a way out of this? Maybe a fuse to be changed or some protection system that should be reset?

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Re: Batteries upside down

If the camera is under warranty send it to the service centre they will fix for free, if don´t u will need to replace a fuse inside, but it´s a pretty small one, and very hard to change as well to find in a electronics store.

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