Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

I have a minolta Dimage x31. When you try to turn the camera on you can here the drive but nothing happens on screen it goes back to black so you cannot take any pictures. Any ideas pls?

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I also have a minolta dimage z3 and this camera is power hungry all the time . does the lenscover come open ? when not put in fresh batteries and try again if this doesn't help i suggest you take it to a repairshop and ask them if they will investigate what's wrong and call you with the costs of the reapir would be ..
\015\012since you bought this camera a long time ago prices of digital camera's have dropped very hard so you could decide to buy a new one (if the costs are to high for you)
I need more information. How old is the camera? Has this problem ever happened before. I also had a Minlyta Dimage. I had to get rid of it because I would have to constantly relplace batteries. The camera is a power hog. Without having more information, I would put in new batteries.
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