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Power wont stay on

When I slide the door open it will turn on but most of the time it shuts off again. if i jiggle the door it powers up again but may shut off AGAIN. It will continue to do this

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  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    Camera will not turn on

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    My camera also comes on and shuts back off again. sometimes even when the door is open the power button does not turn it back on. I have to shut the door and reopen it. Even then it does'nt stay on very long. Just long enough to take a picture or maybe if im lucky two. I have even tryed new batteries. Also when i first got the camera i could take approximatley 160 or more pictures im not sure but now i find that it's only letting me take like 60 approximatley before it says my card is full. i dont know what to do.

    ive had it for approximatley 2 years

  • carlos angeles Apr 05, 2008

    when i slide the door open the green light turn on after 1 second it will turn off.

  • kay-83 May 27, 2008

    I dropped my camera and the battery case opened and the batteries fell out. After reinserting them, I cannot get the camera to turn on, or if it does, it will turn off almost immediately. It seems like the batteries may not be making proper contact. Occasionally the camera will turn on for 3-5 minutes, and then go off again. Most of the time it will not even turn on. Help! I have put in recharged batteries--it hasn't helped. Is something bent on the panel that holds the batteries in place? Thank you --

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    i have put new batteries in and it still wont stay on. i have never dropped it. what are some good camera repair stores. im from mpls minnesota

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    sliding the lens door open is suppose to turn on the camera. It will turn on but will intermittently turn off and on. It appears that the mechanism that registers to the camera that the door is open is wearing out. I've had the camera for about 2 years. I would recommend to all the own this camera to be really sensitive when opening and closing the sliding door so avoid wear and tear.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    tHIS HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST PC. OF JUNK. i HAVE USED IT FOR ABOUT FORTY PICS, BECAUSE IT WILL NEVER STAY ON. I WISH I HAD USED IT BEFORE THE WARRANTY RAN OUT..HOW TO FIX?

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I tried the solutions that were posted, then checked the batteries and realized they were not the batteries I thought were in the camera. Replaced with different ones in and and wallahh......it came on...for now anyway. Thanks friends!

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Replace ur rechargable battarys. and take new 2100m amps

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