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Does this mean the batteries are not strong enough

The red indicator light is on and the camera would not switch on. I replaced the batteries with no effect. I removed and replaced the memory card with no effect - what next?

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If nick's suggestion fails,

1.)remove the memory card
2.) connect the camera to your computer using the usb cable
3.) click start / computer
4.)your camera will show up there as a removable device
5.)right click it and dlick format
6.)select full format and click format
7.)try it now and let us know what happens

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Is lens stuck give ita slight help twisting open

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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    nick helpap Jan 22, 2008

    will it power on with no sd card bateries new one fully charged



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