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Camera won't turn on.

The camera said low batteries, so we changed them. Now it won't even turn on. We have changed the batteries several times to make sure it wasn't the batteries. It still won't turn on.

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Re: Camera won't turn on.

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

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