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Will not Turn On

I just got this camera as a present and I have used it for about 1 week and now it will not turn on. I kept in good condition, never dropped it, and charged the battery once.

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  • kl2969 Dec 13, 2008

    I have had this camera for a few years and I went to turn it on today and it won't turn on. I have a couple of back up batteries and they won't work either. The USB cable that I use to download pictures isn't able to retrieve pictures or turn the camera on either. Any suggestions?

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After charging the battery remove it from the camera for 24 hours and see if that helps.

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