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Does not turn on

Camera was running fine yesterday. Battery (cr-v3) was put in new yesterday. Camera was not dropped. Camera will not turn on. New mermory card (Lexar Platinum II- 1gb-80x speed) was inserted about a month ago. I have re-inserted old memory card/old battery and still does not turn on. I have never had a problem with this camera.

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Get another battery - it is possible the replace is stale/old/dud. Check the cleanliness of the contacts on battery and the camera, a light polish with tissue- sometimes if the camera has not been used for a with a slight patina of dirt/corrosion will build up to prevent contact.

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