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Optio w20 Cameraa works fint with a cable but the won't turn on with Battery - should I purchase a battery to find out if the battery is bad?

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Hey slerm,
I would try cleaning the battery terminals inside the camera with some alcohol and cotton swabs before I went out and invested money into a new battery. The manufacturer suggests you make sure the battery is inserted correctly with the arrow pointed towards the back of the camera. If neither one of these options work for you by all means try a new battery.

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Posted on May 08, 2008

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