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Camera won't turn on with fully charged batteries in it.

I have placed two different sets of fully charged batteries (NiMH) in my camera, which have enough power now to operate a cassette player, and the camera won't turn on. The green light flashes for a split second and that's it.
Recently, I have able to operate the camera for decreasing amounts of time with the batteries...taking just a few pictures would cause the "low battery" icon to come up on the screen.

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  • sjkntally Jul 19, 2008

    Yes, that was the problem. I used a small screwdriver to bend one of the battery contacts that looked a little lower than the others. Camera starts right up now! Thanks so much!

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Hi,

First you check ur battery power still constant if not check ur memory card .Empty. ur memmory card through another card reader then on ur camera without putting MC.

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  • Priya darshan Jul 19, 2008

    Polish the terminals with
    a dry cloth and make sure the terminals are clean. If the terminals are
    covered with oil from your skin or similar matter, this may cause poor
    contact and power may not be fully supplied to the camera.



    Also,
    polish the battery charger terminals with a dry cloth before charging
    the battery. If the terminals are covered with oil from your skin or
    similar matter, this may cause poor contact and the battery may not be
    fully charged.

    If the lens does not extend then it is possible that it has become
    jammed. Sometimes this can cause the camera to sense an error and shut
    itself down immediately after powering on.



    There are other
    explanations for the behavior, but if the lens does not move this is
    the most likely cause. If the lens does extend but then the camera
    shuts right back off it is possible that an inner component such as the
    focusing element is not functioning properly.

    Goodluck,
    Please don't forget to rate or accept the solution



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Hi,

try cleaning the battery contacts. At certain instances it may be necessary to scrape them or to partially bend them that they provide a bit more pressure towards the battery terminals.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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