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I just deleted some pictures from my Vivitar 550 and then decided to take more pictures but when I opened it up it wouldn't come on I then tried to power on using the on/off button and if still wouldn't come on. I have charged the battery and even connected tried the power adapter and still no response. What could be the problem?

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First thing you have to do is check and make sure that you have power coming from the charger. It sounds for sure to me that your problem is that the camera is not getting a charge.
Make sure you power off, remove the card and battery if you can. Check your contacts on the card and battery and reinsert them. Th eproblem could lie with the card. My DSLR will not operate without a card in it, and yours may just not be reading the card.
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Try first to remove the battery for 5 minutes and then after that put it back in, but if still the same problem i suggest yu try a different battery because this can be a problem with the battery...

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Hi there could be virus

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  • nicra7 Feb 16, 2009

    u need to make sure the usb is working there might be trouble in it and check if the charge is working

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Unplug the power and the battery, plug in the power and try turning it on if it doesn't unplug and plug n battetry try starting, if that doesn't work plugin ac adapter also now try ones more

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