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The camera wont turn on, period!

The camera will not turn on at all! it has brand new batteries, and its never been dropped or damaged or anything like that.

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  • wb92173 May 11, 2009

    Exactly the same thing. Mine was never dropped and is only 3 months old. New batteries and it won't turn on.

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    the camera won't turn on period I charge it up taking the battery out and charging it for 8 hours then putting it on doesn't do anything never dropped only used maybe 8 times.

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Never been dropped to the best of your knowledge. Try plugging it in with the new battery in it and let it charge for a day. Then see what happens. Make sure there isn't any sort of protective film or anything preventing the battery from making contact. ALso take a light and look cvery closely with a magnifying lense inside the battery compartment and observe if there is any sort of corosion or lisalignment etc.

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