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Problems with the "cover-switch"???

All of a sudden, my digital camera wen sort of like MAD. I swapped the batteries today and, without sliding the black front cover to turn it on, it went on straightaway.

Then it would not switch off - I have to remove the batteries. After that, I started experiencing problems, because it won't turn on easily. It's been fine and it started happening out of the blue. What could it be?

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  • Tony_Gee Mar 13, 2008

    FAO- CUteme

    Thanks for your suggestion, but I have a case for my camera and look after my stuff with extra care; that's why I cannot understand why it is happening.

    All the best. Ta.

    Tony Gee



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I think that you have been rough with your camera and you should get a case if you dont have one and if its still not working then go to a repair shop

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