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Hi! I took several shots yesterday and went to upload the pix on my computer today and when I connected the camera to my computer the battery was at 100%. Then the camera completely shut off. I tried turning it back on with no result. I recharged the battery with the same result. I figured my battery must be dead ( yet only 1 year old) and purchased a new one. I fully charged that one and plugged my camera in again and the same thing happened! What could this be caused from? No damage has ever happened to the camera at all.

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Power surge? ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) = your camera got zapped by static electricity (like when you rub your shoes on a carpet on a dry wintry day then go and touch a door knob. That static electricity!) Integrated circuits (ICs) only need one millivolt to fry them. The static charge you pick up from walking across a carpeted room on a wintry day and grab the door knob, is about 50K volts. You wouldn't feel one millivolt discharge, but an IC would!
That's just one possibility. Also, I have no idea what type, make and model of camera you have, so I'm just giving you my thoughts on the possibilities. The above would be a worst case scenario.
What does the camera do when you just power it up, not connected to the computer? Does it behave normally? If so, then the issue may be software related, or maybe settings. Do you have a manual for this camera? Does it have a troubleshooting guide in it?
Have you tried looking at the manufacturer's customer/technical support website? I would try contacting the manufacturer and seeing if there isn't a simple solution, or determining if there is actually something awry with the camera. Chances are it may just be user error and you inadvertently changed a certain setting.
Those are my thoughts in light of the fact that I know nothing other than the little information you've provided. If you'd like more help, I need more to go on.
Best regards, -Ric Carvalho

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