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I dropped my camera and it would't turn on

My camera dropped from my dining table on to the floor and when I
tried to turn the power on, it would not power up. There were no visible damage to the camera. I was thinking that it might have blown a fuse or something. Please, send me any info or solution you may have on this situation.

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Hi There, Impact damage could cause all sorts of problems. Some may be minor and some major. Unless your an electronics tech or you feel up to opening the unit, you may not know what your actually looking for. A repair shop might be your best bet. If you do open the unit, check for broken cct boards, poor connections especially around where the battery terminals are or where the external power supply plugs in?
Good luck, mr cicmo

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