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Camara won't come on

My camara was working fine. Someone left it on and the battery ran down. I recharged the battery but the camara will not come on. Could it be the battary?

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I have the same problem that just occurred with a SD400. Tried the battery in my newer SD1000 and it's not the battery. Noticed that there is a tiny tab that prevents the camera from coming on if the battery cover is open. Check that little black tab to make sure it didn't get broken off or damaged, otherwise it might be fooling the camera into thinking the cover is still open. That didn't solve my problem, but it's worth ruling out.

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

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Re: Camara won't come on

It could be the batteries. To be sure about it, try your batteries in another appropriate appliance. Good luck!

Posted on Sep 07, 2007

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