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Camera doesn't switch ON

I just took some pics, switched off and placed the camera on the table. after a day when i tryed to switch ON, it was not working. so i thought it is due to low battery, but i came to know that something else is wrong. when the battery is inserted the red LED always glows.... i even opened the camera to see any loose connections, but couldn't find that. so is there any internal short or do i rectify that please give me a solution

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Re: camera doesn't switch ON

You have to take it in, thats what i did. its something internal.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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