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Kodak DX6440 won't power up using batteries

I dropped my Kodak DX6440 digital camera. It continued to work for 1 week. On the day the problem began, I took a couple pictures successfully, set the camera down for 30 minutes, then attempted to turn the camera back on. No power was delivered to my camera. No power to lcd screen. I tried to charge the batteries using the docking station but they wouldn't charge. I bought new batteries, and tried a friends batteries that I know were functional, but still no power. I placed my camera in the docking station, without the batteries in it, and the camera powers up (and works great), powered by electricity. I am able to download pictures, and even take pictures, as long as it is in my docking station, which is plugged into the wall. I realize there is a disconnect from the battery compartment on my camera and the body/smarts of my camera. All repair shops say they need to send it back to Kodak to fix, which I'm sure will be cost prohibited. My camera is 2 years, 5 months old. Any advise you can provide is greatly appreciated.

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There's a chance that the drop is irrelevant to your problem. You could try using a small eraser to clean the battery contacts down in the chamber (make sure to dump out any eraser particles) and try a new CRV-3 battery, which because of it's slightly longer body produces a little more pressure on the contacts. If that doesn't work to improve things then your cam might need a repair, your call there. Good luck

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