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Olympus stylus tough won't turn on. Have had it about four

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olympus stylus tough won't turn on. Have had it about four years. used it maybe 5-10 times. Always functioned well. On vacation now, camera won't turn on. Charged overnight and screen displays that is is charging but camera won't power up even when connected
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Neil replied 1 year ago.

Hi

Remov the battery and check the battery terminals as well as the terminals in the camera and look for any corrossion, if only limited use over the last four years then it is possible the camera has been left extended periods with a battery that will go flat even if not used.

The terminals should be clean and shiney

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There is no corrosion. If the batter is "flat" what do I need to do to get it charged again
Expert:  Neil replied 1 year ago.

The contacts need to be shiney, not dull... If looking good then it may be the battery has died... The average life of these batteries are 4 to 5 years... Less if not used much... I would take the camera to a store that sells these batteries and get them to test a new battery in the camera...

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