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Camera says Goodbye when I power on

Have checked the battery, have installed new battery... still the same problem

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After getting new battery did you charge it until the light on charge turned from red to green?

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You have one of two problems, either a faulty battery or a faulty charger. You could try cleaning the connections on the battery and in the camera with the eraser at the end of a pencil.

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Thank you for using FixYa for your problem

Always check the batteries first but if is it still giving the same fault, your camera is faulty.
It should be taken to an authorized repair centre for a repair estimate. Very few digital cameras have any user-serviceable parts.

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I replaced the batteries but the camera still comes on only long enough to say "goodbye" and shut off

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Camera saysw Goodbye When I power on

You have one of two problems, either a faulty battery or a faulty charger. You could try cleaning the connections on the battery and in the camera with the eraser at the end of a pencil.

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I have about the same problem as mechell, my camera starts, stay on for a few seconds, then it says goodbye and shuts off

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