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Camera shutter not working

My camera comes on but says access and then says "turn off and then on again" i can only access my pictures but i can't take pictures.

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Lens is sticking / stuck.
try gentle pressure to help pull out - if that does not work then try pushing lens in and powering on /off a few times.
keep trying!
I had the same problem - eventually got round it.

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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