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My Samsung CX1L DSLR camera is telling me that there is no battery power (the flashing battery sign on the top display) even when I've put new batteries in. I'm guessing there's a bit of a dodgy connection somewhere, but could I sort this myself, or would I have to get it repaired somewhere?

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  • diablogem Jun 11, 2008

    Sorry! I meant GX1L!

  • diablogem Jun 13, 2008

    Many thanks for the response! I will try these today and let you know how I get on!

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First, try cleaning the battery contacts with an ink pen type eraser, not a pencil eraser, but one that is made to erase ink. These are a little gritty and usually white, not red rubber.
If this does not work, and you are sure they are NEW batteries, not just not used batteries, try to reset the camera to all original defaults.
If this fails, the camera may have a faulty internal connection, and need to be repaired or replaced.
One last thing to try, IF the camera will accept an external power supply, do you still get the no battery power?
If so, this is a sure sign it has an internal failure and needs to be serviced or replaced.

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