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Camera wont stay turned on

Every time I try to turn my camera on (digimax i6) the shutter clicks open for two seconds then clicks shut.Does it when on charge,even bought a brand new battery-still the same problem.Is my camera junk now or do I have to spend more cash getting it fixed by a pro?Hopefully not-anyone help?

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    Same problem with me, I have send it to repair and need to replace a main power supply board. Do anyone know other posibility solve this problem by ourself?

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I had the same problem - found the answer on another forum: remove battery and memory card, press shutter button twice, replace battery and memory card, and switch on.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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If it still takes good pictures, do not worry about it. It could just be a startup test. If you cannot use your camera now, maybe you have a lens jam. Jams need to be fixed by pros.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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