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My batteries are full but camera won't switch on, it's dead!!!

I tried to switch camera on today which as normal came on managed to get a couple of pics but then went dead recharged all 3 of my batteries but camera seems dead with all 3!! Just won't power up!!

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Your problem may be due to worn out batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera which can prevent the full power of the batteries from flowing into the camera. Try this free fix before you do anything else: remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during cleaning, then wipe both ends of the batteries and place them back in the camera. This cleaning clears the problem about 90% of the time. If it doesn't work for you, chances are that your batteries need to be replaced because they're just too worn to properly power the camera. And then, of course, there's the possibility that your camera may have a problem that requires professional repair.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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It might be a problem with one of the switches at either the battery or flash card door.
Here are some simple things to try first for a camera that won't power on. They won't work for every case, but they're worth a try.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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