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Camera is making strange noise

I'm not sure what happened but. I finally got some batteries for my camera, but when I put it in and turned it on, it does this whizzing noise and it won't turn on the camera, the noise only stops when I put it on 'setup'. What's wrong with it? im pretty sure I never dropped it badly or spilled water or anything.

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Re: Camera is making strange noise

Good Day, lens assy problem, no longer user serviceable, contact nearest svc ctr. thanks

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