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Camera will not function

I recently recharged the battery in my XT, in preparation for birth of our baby due next week. I forgot that I had placed the battery in the charger and it was there for more than 24 hours ( a no-no according to the canon guide). When I took the camera out to take a photo, it would not power on at all. I placed the battery in the charger again for a few minutes then placed it back in the camera and it showed the battery had been depleted. I charged it fully, placed it back in the camera. This time the display, which tells aperture, etc, comes on, the battery icon showed fully charged, the camera autofocuses and the flash pops up, but the LCD screen will not come on and the camera will not take a photo. When I tried to turn it off, it wouldn't go off. I removed the battery, turned it to the off position, re-inserted the battery and the camera stayed off, where i left it overnight. I tried to turn on this morning and the battery is once a gain depleted. I hace switched CF cards. The camera was in my car (we placed it there with my suitcase, video camera, etc.), where it ldid get hot, though it was packed in a canon camera bag. The camera is 2 years old. Any suggestions???

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Try a new battery in the camera, if that does not work, decide if the camera is worth sending to canon to see if they can work out the proublem. Though this is likely to be costly, you maybe better of buying a new camera instead.

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