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Wont switch on

I have not used the camera for over a year but after charging the batteries it wont switch on.....nothing at all,any ideas.

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Always check the batteries first (check that the voltage is correct with a volt meter) 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.

Anything is fixable but it is more "is it cost effective"

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