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I have just replaced the battery and tried to shoot a picture and the battery went dead!

Battery went dead just after replacing a fresh one

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camera circuit has a problem. if the camera had liquid damage it's not repairable.
if impact damage it may be repairable if not too damaged. about the only thing you can do is check the battery compartment and clean if necessary.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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