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Camera powers up but lens cover fails to open

Camera powers up but the lens cover fails to open and there is a message on the screen that reads "Turn the power off and on again" . I have turned the power on and off several times. Even removed the batteries and waiting the prescribed 2 minutes before reinstalling. Fresh batteries have no effect.. The card is installed correctly and the cameras reads the card just fine. I even tried the "Reset" button with no luck. I would appreciate some assistance. Thanks Mark

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Re: Camera powers up but lens cover fails to open

It could be some grit or sand causing the lens cover to not open, so the camera won't initialize. Try cutting a slip of paper narrow enough to slide between the lens opening frame and the lens cover. Move it in and out to clear any grit that might cause the spring-loaded cover to bind. Good luck !

Posted on Dec 14, 2006

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