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I have a Nikon N2000 it was givin to me and it is virtually new except the baterries were left in it and correded the friend that gave it to me took out the batteriesand cleaned( the best he could) the corrosion i put new batteries in and it wont power. i also noticed that it looked like the battery holder had on of the ends replaced before and maybe is not makeing a good connection?? has anyone ever had this problem and if so is there a fix you might recomend? thank you for any help

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Hopefully your friend cleaned the battery compartment with something like baking soda to deter the acidic chems of the batteries, without letting moisture get into the rest of the camera. Then, I would take some fine sand paper or steel wool to clean any rust or currosion off the battery contacts. After this, place the new fully charged batteries in position and give it a try. Good Luck!

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    If what I suggested above does not help, then your idea about the loose connection may be the primary problem. In that case, you might want to see if there is enough wire visable to reconnect the wire with a more secure connection. If you are not in to soldering wires, consider getting or borrowing a cold solder kit or using electrical tape to try to secure the connection. I know that wires in this area are usually small and may be a problem trying to splice. You might even have to resort to glue to hold the wires together, but soldering is best. If you don't want to pay a repair shop to try this, you might consider asking the electronics class at a nearby school. Sometimes the students will make free repairs for the experience, and often you will find them more competent than their higher priced competition! Hope this helps!

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