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Lens stuck help anyone

My camera is just new and i have been keeping it inside its cover most of the time, i never dropped it. Now suddenly when i open it the lens makes a sound and doesn't extend and when i try the zoom it says turn the power of the camera off. Can i fix this problem myself or do i have to send it to repair?

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Re: lens stuck help anyone

Gently press on lense and do on off. It worked for me. Thanks Pandurang

Posted on Feb 09, 2007

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Re: lens stuck help anyone

I had droped myne and i had to open it it is a bit tricky but possible and i am 14 yrs old so open it and see anything is wrong or stuck in the lense also when you power it up does it make a clicking noise

Posted on Feb 07, 2007

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You probably need new/different/stronger batteries. This camera will reject many new out of box batteries by doing what you descibe. Shell out for the expensive super batteries--they last so much longer they are actually worth it.

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Re: lens stuck help anyone

If you feel that the camera is making effort to extend the lense out and the lense is still jammed, get the help of a repairer.

Posted on Sep 15, 2006

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