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Camera will not turn on and computer (Mac) does not recognise camera when plugged into USB port

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  • stevie4 Aug 29, 2010

    initially it would turn on for ten seconds or so but not record/play etc. Now the screen will not turn on all all.

  • stevie4 Aug 29, 2010

    we were using it at the beach. could sand/salt water spray cause this damage then?



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The camera has fresh batteries? if not it will not turn on. If so the camera is broken

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    frank thomas wilson Aug 29, 2010

    A capacitor that stores extra power to run certain circuitry in your camera has gone bad. Capacitors holds extra current needed for the screen, motor drives and such in all cameras. To repair it outweighs to cost of a new replacement. The capacitor is part of the circuitry so a complete circuit board will be needed



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