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Not Turning On

My Canon Powershot G3 is about 4 years old and up to now there has been no problems but now when I turn the switch nothing happens theLCD screen stays black and there is no green or orange light. Help Me!

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Have you try buy new battery

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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