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Intermittent power up problem

When I powerup camera, it either works normally OR the lens comes out - then powers down immediately leaving the lens out OR I get a change battery message. Cleaning the battery contact points with alcohol doesn't seem to help.

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Sounds like a weak or low charged battery. If you're using rechargeable batteries, be sure to charge AT LEAST 14 hours before using them. If alkaline, be sure they're fresh.

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