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Camera does not recognize lens and memory card anymore

From the one moment on the other my camera does not recognize the lens and the memory card anymore. The camera is brandnew and this is maybe the second time I am using it, so far it has been working for maybe an hour.. I had this problem as well the first time I used the camera, but could solve the problem by resetting the camera (with the two button reset). However, this time resetting does not solve the problem.. Did I just buy a bad body, with loose connections inside or something, or could there be other reasons/ solutions?

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Re: camera does not recognize lens and memory card...

Take my advice and have a good read of the instruction manual. If it still has problems take it to the retailer. It's brand new, let them worry about what's wrong with it and give you a replacement.

Posted on Jul 22, 2006

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