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Hi, my camera will not turn on, i have changed the AA batteries. it asked me the day before to reset the time and date, which i found odd, then the next day it was working fine. i turned it off in between picture taking and it refused to turn back on 2 minutes later! and has not turned back on since! help!

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Try this...remove the batteries and card...press every button...leave it alone for 20 minutes...insert the card and then the batteries...turn it on.

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