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Sanyo camera shuts down and won't power up

My Sanyo Xacti S4 won't power on and the red light above the LCD screen next to the view finder flashes. If I hook it to my computer via the cable it will power on work for a few moments then shuts down and the red light flashes again. Sometimes the lens will zoom closed before shutting down but most times not and is left out with no power. I am using brand new rechargable energizer batteries.

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Re: Sanyo camera shuts down and won't power up

Very likely your AC adaptor is broken and not providing power to the device.
I have a Sanyo VAR-G9 that failed.
Take your AC adaptor to Radio Shack, and they may be able to give you a "universal" replacement.
I am using a Radio Shack P/N 273-1696 adaptor and my Xacti HD2000 is now working again.

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I connected my Sanyo VPC - 603 digital camera to an AC/DC adaptor due to battery malfunctions. After about 5 seconds, i heard a spark sound and the camera went off. What might have gone wrong? How can it be repaired?

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