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Camera shuts off seconds after turning it on and battery is charged

We bought our camera 2 years ago and i have had problems with it for one year. i love it, but only when it is actually working. sometimes it will not work at all. i charge the battery and place it back in the camera and turn it on and it will come on for a second or two and shut down. the lens will stay out....and then nothing. sometimes i will just let it sit for awhile and it will start up again. any help would be appreciated as i love using my camera and miss it when it is down. thanks

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  • kgerbs Dec 31, 2007

    I have the same problem as described. I have purchased a new battery and charged it fully and the camera turns on for just seconds and then shuts off.



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I've had this same problem with multiple cameras.  Try purchasing a new battery.  The original batteries don't seem to hold a charge at all.  I've solved the problem by purchasing an external battery charger and two batteries.  When I notice one gets low, I switch and am all set...  My students usually give me a heads up when it's time too.  

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