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Cuts on then back off

The camera was lent to someone who returned it claiming the batteries had died because the camera wouldn't turn on and the lens wouldn't retract (m407 model). I replaced the original rechargeable batteries with some rather pricey Kodak brand rechargeable batteries. The camera would then cut on but it would cut right back off and the lens doesn't budge from its erect position. I gave up and let it sit for a while. Tried it today and nothing at all when trying to turn it on. I put in brand new standard Energizer AAs and it would cut on, then back, with no change in the lens. Is something drawing power out of the batteries? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated being as its passed warranty and I lost the box it came in. Thanks.

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Re: Cuts on then back off

Definitely a dropped camera,

Try taking it apart and see if anything around the battery compartment is loose. It is pretty easy to take this camera apart... just make sure you don't have static charge on your fingers!!!

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Re: Cuts on then back off

Sound like it was dropped and somone lied about it. Mine got dropped and it behaves in a similar fashon...something about a plastic pin that hold the parts of the telephoto lens together.I had a computer wonk guy lok at mine andit is the little pin on the bottom of the lens assembly inside the ring that snaps on and off. Mine would work if you help up on te bottom of the lens but the it stopped again...lotsa luck

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