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Flashing yellow light -- lens won't retract

I know the memory card was full, so I deleted a couple of shots, then took a couple of new shots. Afterwards, the lens would not retract. When I try to power up, a yellow flashing light comes on with short beeps, then the camera automatically powers down again. I replaced batteries and rechecked the memory card -- no problems there. Also checked the manual, but no additional ideas there. Thanks for any suggestions you can offer.

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    My camera shorts out the batteries after a couple of shots. Any ideas?

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Lens is jammed, you need to get it back on track. Gently push lens back in with a flat object to keep it straight, like a tabletop while powering it on. This may or may not work, but a jammed lens on these styles of cameras is common and renders the camera useless.

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