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The word HI is blinking and the camera is frozen with the zoom out and the flash out. Tried taking batteries out and turning off, but it does not respond. What's the problem?

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  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    I have the same problem with the word HI blinking and camera is frozen. Taking battery out and replacing does not solve problem.Automatically rewinding the film and removing it will unfreeze the camera but you will loose any photos that were on the roll of film. I cannot find my owners manual to see if this problem is addressed.

  • Anonymous May 01, 2008

    Frozen with HI flashing

  • kgonter Nov 05, 2008

    I took a picture like I have many times before and the camera froze and started flashing HI. I replaced the battery but it didn't help.



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