Quote Originally Posted by Anscojohn View Post
What the others said. And I suggest new batteries anyway. And be sure--this is important--to clean the battery contacts in the battery chamber with a pencil eraser. I have seen many cameras fail to work, even when the BC light shows; or even when fresh batteries are installed--because a layer of invisible tarnish has built up on the battery terminal.
I agree with AnscoJohn to clean the contacts with an eraser. It happened to me. I bough fresh batteries and no matter what, the camera was locked. Told that to my friend and he said to me to clean the contacts with an eraser, even though the contacts appeared to be clean. Well, they were not, and my X700 was brought to life.