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Camera will not power on


i have changed fully charged rechargeable batteries & i still can not get the camera to power on...
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  • soluce Mar 22, 2008

    when i turn it on it says zoom error

  • mdesarro Mar 22, 2008

    Camera will not power on. New batteries have been put in. Green light comes on and three beeps but shutter will not open and power up the camera.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2008

    My baterries are fully charged. I have pressed the power button over and over and all I am getting is a beep, the lens is not opening and the camera is not coming on. I have had the camera for just six months

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Are you making sure that you are using Alkaline batteries? Regular batteries won't work. Even rechargables will only work if you first put in alkalines and change the battery type in the menu, then put in the NiMH batteries (not NiCads).

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