camera will not power up

November 8, 2013 at 09:04:03
Specs: Windows 7
camera will not switch on although battery is fully charged and inserted; when on/off switch is pressed nothing happens

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#1
November 8, 2013 at 20:16:35
It's possible a bad battery could show fully charged but not work. So you might consider trying a new battery. Or depending on how you determined it was fully charged, it might also be a problem with the charger. Make sure the charging connection is making good contact.

If all that seems OK you can check that the battery is making good contact with the terminals in the camera but other than that it sounds like an internal failure. It might just be a fuse but that still would require opening it up. Probably only something a shop should do.


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#2
November 8, 2013 at 23:06:31
Thank you. Most helpful. I guess it is a fuse as the shop tried a new battery and it still did not work. The shopkeeper said £70 to repair at least. But I shall open it up and see if I can find the fuse. If you know where it is please let me know, and perhaps even where to buy a new one! You have been most helpful and I am very grateful to you

Richard


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#3
November 9, 2013 at 00:25:06
You're welcome. Unfortunately I don't know anything about the camera's internal hardware. As far as finding another one, you might try ebay. You can probably find a working used one there or maybe something similar. Good luck.

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#4
November 9, 2013 at 07:47:35
Fuses do not usually fail for no reason (common misconception). They normally blow because of some fault or other.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
November 10, 2013 at 20:25:15
I myself have never heard of a fuse in a camera.
The funny thing is, we have NO idea which brand camera this is, whether it is a video cam or a digital cam...

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#6
November 10, 2013 at 21:46:55
I haven't heard of a digital camera having a fuse either but I just assume most circuits are fused at or near their power source. I offered that possibility as a way of saying whether it's a simple or complicated problem, the camera would need to be opened up.

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