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Camera won't turn on

My camera won't turn on and the batteries are charged what do i do??

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  • Marlene1 Dec 12, 2007

    My camera won't turn on even when my batteries are in. What shall I do?

  • grammyferg Aug 28, 2008

    I've changed the batteries in the camera and it won't turn on. However when I hook up the usb cable to my computer in can view and print the pictures that are still in the camera.

  • datdeeboy17 Dec 21, 2008

    my camera wont turn on i charged the batteries and it wont turn on

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I thought I had the same problem but it turned out I just hadn't taken the plastic off the battery.

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

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