Having problems with your Vtech Kidizoom Digital Camera ?

Vtech Kidizoom camera. Have changed batteries but unit is not even switching on. Son has had for just over a year and it has been dropped several times.


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Don't use rechargeable batteries. Use Alkaline batteries. Rechargeables run at 1.2Volts each. Regular batteries run 1.5V. The camera wants 6V. Using rechargeables, you're shorting the camera by .8Volts. It wont turn on because it thinks the batteries are low and is protecting the pictures in memory. Use regular batteries, you'll be ok and your kid will love you again.
Try cleaning the battery contacts inside the battery compartment. Do this with a cotton swab "dampened" in rubbing alcohol. You may also want to clean the battery contacts and the charging station if so equipt. Thanks, Dana
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