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Camera won't turn on

Hello, I have this camera for nearly half a year. I took a picture today in my class, and then turned the camera off. Five minutes later i wanted to view the picture and only the light came on and the LCD screen acted like it tried to come on, and then didn't do anything. I've tried using other batteries, and i even put the batteries in another samsung camera. It worked in that camera. It just keeps getting stuck it seems. I also have to remove the batteries for the camera to turn off. Any help would be appreciated

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Re: Camera won't turn on

Not sure if you have the same problem..but i have the same camera and when i turned it on the screen was all still worked and took pictures but i could only see them on the computer.. i had my friends dad open it up and he found a foam like piece that fell from somewhere and was causing a wire to short out in the LCD screen.

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