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Camera won't come on.

My camera was working fine one minute and I turned it off but a little later I tried to turn it back on and it would not come on, I have tried everything, I even plugged it in with DC adapter and it is still unresponsive. Please help!!

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  • D1mpl35xp Feb 22, 2009

    oaky like i dont know wats going on but my camera is in perfect condition and its not coming on either:((i mean the batteries have been charged twice and i have them in the ryt way.someone help me y wont it come on,i dont even really drop it:)))

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The best way to have battery tested is going to a camera shop with repair facility with camera and power adapter, possibly when the repairman is in, and asking, "battery is gone on my camera, I am not sure if have to buy battery or power adapter", have them both quickly tested, and buy the faulty replacement part.

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Try removing the battery for an hour. then put it back on.

let me know

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