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U4--what does this mean?

My camera has been flashing U4 quite a bit. Often when I try to take a picture the U4 flashes and I have to try several times before the camera will take a picture. Sometimes turning it off and on helps, sometimes it doesn't. Then the other day I was going to check how many pictures were left and it was flashing "0". So, I manually rewound the film and took it out. Any suggestions?

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Re: U4--what does this mean?

U1-U9: these are technician codes indicating that there is a malfunction in the zoom mechanism of your camera, most likely electronic in nature - a defective IC chip and/or bad circuit board. Repair cost would easily exceed the value of the camera. You should be aware that, just as with today's small digital cameras, both mechanics and electronics of smaller point-and-shoot 35mm cameras consist for the most part of light-duty plastic and fragile electronics. If they last a couple of years they're doing well.

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