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Will not turn on

I put in new batteries, set up the clock and date, then it goes dead. I remove the batteries, put in different ones, go through the setup and it goes dead again and I can;t turn it on.

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  • louinjax132 Jan 08, 2009

    That did the trick. Thanks


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Make sure that the device is not in the Hold position. This might be why it keeps shutting itself off. Hold is basically like the on/off button.

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