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Camera does not turn on

My Sony DSC-P8 camera will not turn on. When I press the power button, the green light indicating "On" flashes and the camera beeps once. I also noticed that simultaneously, a red light located next to the battery flashes (visible when the battery flap is open). When plugged in, the charging light is on indicating succusful charging. But regardless of whether the camera is plugged in or not, pressing the power button only produces the beep and quick flash described above. I have tried pressing the reset button. Any suggestions? Many thanks!

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Re: Camera does not turn on

Hello, reset in this case is not a solution. Maybe your lens is stuck. For further info please contact me at LIVE session. Best regards, Arpi

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