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N65. has been sitting in case for a few years. Prior to that it had been used a handful of times. It won't do anything when I insert a battery. No noise, LCD screen shows nothing, flash nothing, not a sound. Like there is no battery in it at all. Any suggestions. I have tried 6 different batteries. tHank you

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Cameras need to be used regularly to stay in working order. If left, the lubricant films inside dry out and gum up.

As your camera is virtually worthless these days a professional repair makes no economic sense. You can try to free up the camera by leaving it in a warm dry place for a few hours and then trying a fresh battery. As the camera is already effectively a write off you may also wish to try slapping the base down fairly hard on a table as you switch it on. The combination of heat-softened lube films, a fresh battery and the physical shock might just be enough to free off the gummed part, but if there's more than a few gummed up parts then this won't work.

N65's/F65's or similar models can be easily obtained on your local FreeCycle/Freegle groups if you're a bit patient and check often. It's where I've got almost every Canon and Nikon model in my (regularly used) collection. Preventing the fault means turning a stored camera on at least once a month and operating everything you can a few times.

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