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Camera was dropped and is not on

I have dropped canon s410 and it did not go on when i try to start ,battery is good, what are possible problems, it looks like there is no electrical contact with the battery ,thank you

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Take batteries out and have them checked, and make sure they are fully charged. Take a pencil eraser and clean/polish the contacts at base of the battery compartment Take a look at the battery-comp cover place and make sure the contact plate is firm replace batteries switch on OK No? Open the battery compartment, place a piece of foil across the batteries and shut it - turn on -OK No? Press the cover in OK No? Them it has broken beyond your reach and needs repair or replacement

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