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Camera won't turn on

Camera is 1.5 yrs old, 30 took pictures fine last weekend. Later that day it wouldn't turn on. After charging it on the docking station from red light to green light, it still won't turn on. I've even charged the battery on the separate wall charger and it also indicates it is fully charged but it will not turn on. When I take the battery out and re-insert it the greed light in the camera blinks once, but when I push the on/off switch nothing happens. This is the original battery and so I have ordered a new one and am awaiting its arrival; however, upon some preliminary Google searching, I find others have similar problems. I am writing for advice/ suggestions beyond "try replacing the battery" because I feel the problem runs deeper than that.

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  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2008

    i cant get my camera to turn on at all either. only sign of life i get is if it is on the charger and i hold the play button on top, but once i take it off of the charger it goes off... please help

  • dinkytoys Jun 14, 2008

    Same problem here, it seems. I press the on-button, and the camera turns on for a couple of seconds, after which it switches itself off. Camera is about two years old. One day it worked fine, the next day, it does not.

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