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I cannot get my camera to turn on. The battery is fully charged, but when I switch it on, nothing happens!

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  • eeb9494 May 07, 2010

    The camera is brand new. i just got it yesterday. I will try cleaning the connections, but I am afraid it could be something else.

  • eeb9494 May 07, 2010

    The camera is brand new. I will try this, but I think it could be something more.



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This problem is frequently due to a buildup of corrosion on the battery terminals and contacts in the camera. The buildup may or may not be visible, and it happens often if a camera is not used regularly.

Remove the battery, then wipe all contacts firmly with a clean dry cloth. Heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a fine wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper. After cleaning, make sure that no residue remains in the battery compartment, reinstall the batteries, and give them a good charge.

If this does not cure the problem, check the "charged" batteries with a voltmeter, try them in another device, and/or try other batteries in your camera. If your camera battery is more than a year old, chances are that it needs to be replaced.

HINT: Always remove the batteries if your camera will not be used for a week or more. Doing so will extend the life of the batteries and prevent damage to the camera.

Bill B

Posted on May 07, 2010

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    Bill Buchsbaum May 07, 2010

    Sorry - didn't realize that the camera was brand new. It's possible that the battery is defective, or that the charger is not working properly. Either way, I would return the camera for an exchange.

    Bill B



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