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Lens When turned on, lens comes out, screen says: Imagination at work, lens goes back in, screen says: Lens error , and turns off.

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  • iago13 Oct 29, 2008

    I'm sorry, I'm french and not to goood withe computer.

  • AllisonKreme Apr 03, 2009

    The camera turns on, then the "lens error" pops up on the screen and it shuts off. But when i try to clean the lens or spray it with air, the same result shows.

  • trollymonkey May 03, 2009

    the ame thing happened to me but i blew on it and then it came back out.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    is there a reset button on this camera? I turn camera on...lens remains open and |"imagination at work" screen appears but it doesn't load any further to allow me to take pics or anything

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Call 800 730 6597 and we will replace it if it is still in warranty

Trevor Gordon
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General Imaging Company
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Posted on Oct 28, 2008

  • Trevor Gordon Oct 29, 2008

    I give you the number to call, and you flag it as inappropriate. Amazing.

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