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Shuts itself off but lens won't retract

Tried new batteries but can only take 5 photos and screen goes black and lens stays out. I don't know if it's on or off. Press button and nothing happens!

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  • ravenhurs743 Dec 03, 2008

    Thanks....I've been using the SD card for a few months and I cleared it, so that should be OK...but...I can't do anything with the camera because the screen stays dark...won"t start (or stop....don't know if it's still on or not)..nothing happens when I press anything! The lens remains out.

    I've tried 3 changes of batteries and that works...for 5 times only, then it does the same thing!

    Very frustrating!

  • ravenhurs743 Dec 04, 2008

    NOTHING will show up on the screen! It goes on for about 3 seconds and then right off AND DARK there is no way I can get to see menu or anything!

  • ravenhurs743 Dec 04, 2008




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Have you initialized the SD card? Go to the set-up menu and initialize the card. Also check for a timed-shut-off option.

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    Arthur Aldrich Dec 04, 2008

    Remove and re-insert the batteries (polarity OK?) Remove the card. Go to the set-up menu, usually accessed through a dial and select "OK" button in the center. There are several menus built into the camera, which should show up on the screen.
    If you can see a menu, scroll through the selections. The camera is either timing itself out to save batteries, or going into some undesirable mode. My Nikon Coolpix does the same.
    Try to restore default settings. Power down, remove and re-insert the batteries, insert the card and restart,
    Are you using photo-grade batteries and not CVS alkaline?

  • Arthur Aldrich
    Arthur Aldrich Dec 04, 2008

    That's frustrating as hell. I would have either returned the camera under warrantee or thrown it against the wall. The problem is, the repair costs more than a new and hopefully better camera. Stumped on this one. My Nikon requires me to remove and replace the batteries to clear the camera. When I reinsert batteries and reinsert the card, it works OK.



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