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Lens does not always extend

When I open the slide cover - about 50% of the time the lens will not extend. I have tried it with two different charged batteries. After several tries - it finally works - for a while.

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  • dbbgifts Sep 12, 2008

    Seems to have worked (clean battery and camera contacts).

    At the same time, I removerd the front cover and cleaned the grooves, relubed etc.

    Seems to work OK for now.

    We'll see if it lasts.

    Thanks

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Possibly dirt ingress. or dirty battery contacts.
Remove battery and clean the internal contacts in the battery chamber
An eraser on the end of a pencil is good for this
If it is damage that is causing the problem - there in nothing for you to do.
These things dont get repaired.
If still under warranty try that route.

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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