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No power the camera stopped operating, and when freshly charged battery was installed it still had did not turn on. When putting the battery in, noticed that the battery & charger have 4 contact slots/posts - but the camera has only 3 contact posts. Is that normal, or could 1 of them broken off? If normal, what else could be the problem? Absolutely love the camera & want to have it fixed. Please help. Phil

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  • propen05 Dec 05, 2010

    Did you get the camera repaired - If so what was the price ? This exact thing just happened to me as well ! - Even bought a new battery first as I thought it had gone flat with no charge. new battery - no change. Cheers

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They only have three connectors in the camera, unfortunately, you may be looking at a repair bill or replacement, as the minimum cost to repair may be more than replacement cost. i have an FZ 15 and love it, but the newer ones do much better especially in darker settings, I also have an FZ 18, seems cheaper, but good photos, the FZ 28 I think is the current one, but a step up would be better if your wallet allows, you are used to a heck of a good camera and the replacement needs to be a good one!

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