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Camera freezes in any picture taking mode

My camera will only turn on in PC or playback mode. Once I put the camera in any picture taking mode, I can hear the lens adjust a little and then the camera freezes. I can't turn it off, zoom in or out, switch back to PC or playback mode, and the LCD screen turns black. Right now I am stuck with the lens out and I have to remove the battery to turn the camera off. I've tried using other compatible batteries and memory cards. Nothing works. Any suggestions?

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Re: Camera freezes in any picture taking mode

Defective mechanism, a stucked mechanism is present. camcorder are smart it can detects error and shuts down itself for safety. earlier models dominoes the defect if the user is not quick enough to react when something goes wrong with the camera. you need professional service to fix it.

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