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I was taking a picture one day and all of a sudden my camera turned off. But when it turned off the camera lense stayed out. Now I charged the battery and it still won't turn on.

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  • DND1 Nov 24, 2008

    Lens will not retract. Change of batteries does not help, motor does try but shuts off camera when it is unsuccessful.

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For a temporary fix, once the lens is fully extended, turn the power on (the light should flash for a very brief period), and within that period, repetedly smack the top of the lens and it will retract. Ps. It can take more abuse than you may think.
Also, this is simply temporary. Sometimes it will work for a day, and sometimes a month. And even soimetimes it won't work. But it's worth a shot if you have a perfect photo-op.

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