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Camera seems to have frozen

The camera is 'on' the lens is extended and the flash is in the up postion. Nothing happens when the shutter button is pressed and when the Power button is pressed to switch off the LCD shows the following message Error C1 The battery sign shows fully charged. Any ideas please would be appreciated. Jessops have quoted £200 just to look at it

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SOURCE: Non-functioning camera

open the unit. look for anything electrical disconnected from sloppy factory

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SOURCE: At the "battery empty" sign

long shot:

remove battery
press and hold down the power button,
insert battery

Posted on Jun 12, 2011

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