I took a trip up to Big Sur a week ago, beautiful place. i visited the Henry Miller library wow! i can't believe i've been missing out on great concerts there. next time a good band plays there i'm def gonna take the trip up.
My Leica V-LUX 4, which i just bought earlier this year and took to africa and back, is dead. it simply won't come on. The batter is fully charged (according to the little light on the charger). I swapped out SD cards to see if that was the problem, no dice. Yesterday I bought a new battery, charged it up, still no dice.
The thing is, I am in Hong Kong, have meetings all day today (Wednesday), reception tonight, meetings tomorrow morning, and then fly to Beijing, so taking it to a repair shop is not an option.
Anybody have any brilliant ideas? Am I so befuddled with jet lag that there's a simple answer like "press the reset button" or something?
Time to pray to the camera gods and they might smile upon you. Seems like you tried everything but use another battery. More than likely that isn't the issue because unless your "charged" battery is fully drained, it should at least have enough power to have the camera let you know to change batteries. i hope this is just one of those things where you try it later and it works fine.
This happened to me when i got my first photo pass for Coachella. my camera died. Tried everything. Had to use someone else's cameras. A couple of weeks later, my camera works. No explanation. Hopefully you have good friends on this trip with extra cameras.