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I was using the camera to record our basketball team's game, shut it off for halftime and it would not turn on again. The film will not even eject. Any ideas?

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This is usually caused by a failed component in the power circuit within the camera and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


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