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Dead Camera For no apparant reason, not droped or wet, the camera would not turn on. I need a wiring diagram of the power on circuit so I can trouble shoot. Does anybody know where to find this on the net. I have changed batteries, removed and inserted memory card and moved anything that wiggles many times. Thanks Carl

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