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Camera will not stay powered

When i attempt to take a picture the camera will flash and shut off, i have changed the batteries but the problem continues.

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  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    i have been online for about 3 hours looking up info on this camera. you are not alone. i have found many many people who are having the same issues. no one can get any answers.

  • surfer68572 Oct 16, 2008

    sgd

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    This is the absolute worst camera ever. It goes through batteries like crazy. I have found if the batteries are getting low, this is what happens, it flashes and then shuts down.

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Camera might have a hardware issue, possibly parts need replaceing, dont know of repaircosts. But I would recommend takeing the camera to a local pc or electronics repair shop for analysis. If no warranty exist anymore.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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