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Canon SD30 I just recieved my brand new CanonSD30 in the mail, it says that i need to charge the battery on the charger for 90 minutes and the light will be orange until it is fully charged and should be taken off the charger immediately when the light turns green. This has not happened, the camera will not turn on and it will only turn on when it is on the charger though it will not take pcitures even with a memory card in. I am getting very frustrated. Thanks

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Defective product return it for a replacement

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