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Camera will not turn on

I had turned the camera on, and was waiting to take a Christmas picture. The batteries were fine. After about fifteen seconds, the 43WR, which has been faultless so far, turned itself off and would not switch back on.

I have tried other batteries and cards, but the camera remains inoperative. I do not have an ac adapter with which to test that function.


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I have the same problem - 4 fast beeps and it turns off. My guess is that the lubricants are getting old and sticky - I had a Canon SLR that developed the same problem after being in the extreme cold. Here's a couple of things to try:

  • You can still access the picture review features by holding down the review button while you turn it on (note that if you hold down the trash button you'll see the firmware version.)
  • What doesn't work: Resetting the camera from the setting menu; replacing the battery, replacing the SD card, cursing. 
  • I've been able to consistently get it to function normally by hitting the camera into the palm of my hand on the left side (with the viewing screen facing you), just after turning on the camera.  If this doesn't work, keep hitting harder until it works.  Once on, the camera works normally. 

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