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My camera does not work. when i put it on all it does is beep 3 time.. i want to know what is wrong with it?

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Hi,

If indeed the 3 beeps indicate a weak battery (and even with new or fully charge), a strong possibility is that the camera's battery terminals/contacts are corroded and therefore not providing good contact to the battery. What is required therefore is to scrape/clean said camera contacts. In some instances, it would help to slightly bend the contacts (or stretch if spring type) to ensure that they provide more pressure to the batteries.

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

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Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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Often, this is a signal for battery replacement and many cameras are real battery hogs.

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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