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Camera lens has frozen and won't go in - Digital Cameras

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  • kerriwalling Jan 24, 2009

    i took a picture this morning on my easyshare kodak camera and its just frozen the picture is still there and it wont turn off its just stuck! help!!!!!! i need it asap!! OMG !!!



    kerri walling

  • nwesala Apr 01, 2009

    my camera was turning off when it just froze. I tried taking out the batteries and re-putting them in but it didn't work.. help????

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What type of camera are you using? this happens on my compacts when the batteries are too low to actually retract the lens so the camera just gives up. try replacing with new fully charged batteries. if not, you may have something trapped inside the lens, try cleaning around the edges with a camera brush or use something to blow air inside and then try again

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