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No start it doesn't power up, battery acid build-up on door, idaes?

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Regrettably, if it the camera won't power on and is showing acid corrosion on the battery door, then the camera is well and truly dead. The battery door won't have been the only thing corroded by the battery acid -- it has more than likely migrated to the internal circuitry and damaged it irreparably.

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