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Wont turn on

I just bought a canon camera and i started to take pictures and i shut it iff one day and it never worked eer sence. So i bought a new batery for it and thats not the problem so i dont know what to do. Can you help me?

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Re: wont turn on

Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't power on:

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