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I have a Samsung L100 digital camera. It would not power on & when I tried to charge it the chargered flashed orange. I bought a new battery & charged until the charger light was steady green, but it still will not power on.

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  • stacey_andra Sep 08, 2010

    I'm not sure how the charger would show it was fully charged if there wasn't a good connection to the battery from the camera

  • stacey_andra Sep 08, 2010

    How would I clean the battery contacts?

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Hi.

The charger is tested reading Volts at its terminal. Volts must be within half volts from specifications.

If the charger is OK, then the camera has an internal problem. A fried main board or a broken contact will cause the same problem. The repair must be done by a technician.

You can get a quote calling Samsung at the number on manual, or get a quote from a third party repair service here:Repair

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The bettery contacts inside the camera could be slightly oxidized. Clean them with a qtip and at least 90% isopropyl alcohol. Some rechargeable batteries have to be recycled on charge 4 or 5 times before they take a full charge, also. Check the output on your charger, to make sure it's good, but it probably is.
Here is a web blog of things you can try when a camera won't power up:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/11/simple-fix-for-dead-cameras-that-wont.html
There is another possibility that you have a stuck len, and here's a blog for that:
http://camerarepair.blogspot.com/2007/12/fixing-lens-error-on-digital-camera.html
The blog says it's about lens errors, but it applies to "stuck" lens, also.
Good luck, hope this helps, and thanks for using FixYa.

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There might be a problem with the connection between the external battery and the logic board. This is due to bad circuitry caused by water damage or particle obstruction. The only to have this problem is to have it repair from a service center for part replacement.

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Sep 08, 2010

    It has something to do with the battery contacts, you can try to clean those contacts.

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Sep 08, 2010

    Remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper.

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