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Power On problem

I bought a Canon A75 a couple weeks ago and yesterday I was taking some pics from time to time, shutting it off in between, and when I went to turn it on again to take some more pics, it would not turn on. I also noticed that the lens was not fully retracted and the lens cover was open. I've tried everything I can think of...new batteries, remving the flash card, etc. and it still won't turn on. When I press the on/off button in 'record' mode, the lens moves in or out slightly but that's it. Any ideas or suggestions before I send it to Canon for warranty repair? Thanks.

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Re: Power On problem

Try the simple stuff first. Install fresh batteries. Remove the memory card. If that doesn't fix the problem, it is time for warranty.

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