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Camera Not Turning On

I have had this camera for three years and maybe used it five times. The thing just won't turn on now. I have tried turning it on with it plugged in and no battery in it, doesn't work. Is that supposed to work? Should I try buying a new battery since the one I have is the original, but it shows fully charged. The camera was not dropped or exposed to anything, it is like new, which annoys me more. Kodak was $135 to fix it. Would it be cheaper to take it to a camera store in my town?

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Re: Camera Not Turning On

New Battery. It relys on battery power no mains power like a lappie. And batteries need to be worked. Leave ' em and they die

Posted on Jul 04, 2007

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