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My camera will not turn on

I have replaced the batteries, I have removed the card and put it in and when I put the card in or shut the battery door the red light comes on beeps a few times and shuts off.  It worked only a few hours before

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    Camera will not turn on. Batteries were replaced. Memory card was removed and reinserted. Nothing works.

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Check to see that you are using the right kind of batteries (NiCad, Lithium, etc) Not just size, but check what knd the camera needs . Some batteries come labeled for 'Photo' or Digital Devices', but are not the right type for your device, so will not work, and will result in odd bhaviors like what you are seeing > not enough of the right juice.
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