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Just re-inserted charged up batteries. Now cannot turn camera on

I am not sure if power button is stuck down, or if the problem is elsewhere. Can you help please. Thanks

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I changed the batteries again - after charging them up - and lo and behold it worked right away. Had obviously muddled up old with newly charged ones!!

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