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New batteries do not work (battery door problem)

I keep trying new batteries and my camera will not turn on. Before I bought this, I think I might have read that there could be a potential problem with the battery door not making good connections to the battery terminals. I think this is my problem as all new batteries I have tried to do make the camera turn on.
I have had this camera almost two years and have not damaged it in anyway.

Has anybody heard of this problem with the battery door?

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Re: New batteries do not work (battery door problem)

I switched to Duracell batteries as mentioned elsewhere and it seemed to fix the problem, although can't say I trust that solution much.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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Re: New batteries do not work (battery door problem)

You need to power it with rechargable batteries. with the MAH being no less than 2000. I bought a charger which came with 2batteries for less than a tenner

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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