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LED not showing

I've replaced all the batteries, but the LED lights aren't working in any mode. Any suggestions? Camera finally died??

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    i just started using mine again too and of course the LED isnt working even with the new batteries i put in it.

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Check the battery contacts. If the camera has not been used for some time then corrosion and dirt can prevent a good contact being made.

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If you have good batteries and the contacts are clean, and the LED is not lighting up - it's pooched. Try getting a replacement from the manufacturer (call or email/write them), or use a universal remote.

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