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Wont turn on

My (fairly new) pentax camera won't switch on. It's been working fine for since i got it. I left it on it's docking station for a couple of days and now it wont switch on. The battery is fully charged (and is only about a month old) but i get no sign of life out of the camera at all. Any ideas?

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Usually when we see this kind of symptom it is due to an internal fuse being blown. Sometimes they blow for seemingly no reason, but once replaced the camera functions as normal and lives a long productive life. With a camera this new it is a highly likely explanation for sudden death. The fuse is not user accessible and the camera will have to be sent to a repair facility or the manufacturer for the problem to be diagnosed and the fuse replaced. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

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