I know this suggestion is WAY out there but, I haven't heard you say anything like "after I read all the directions" I still couldn't make it work. Maybe assuming it is a toy, reading the full directions is not part of the procedure...
I read the manual. I AM a geek.
Odd thing is that the battery and camera are warm as if something is drawing current, yet no status lights, nothing on the screen screen, no response to the power switch.
(This post was edited by kallend on Jan 2, 2013, 7:41 PM)