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Takes Own Picture!

When the camera is turned on, it takes a picture by itself! It then will sometimes let you take pictures, sometimes it won't. The batteries are charged, the memory is not full. Help!

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Re: Takes Own Picture!

Does the trigger button seem to be ok? May it have become dirty and/or sticky? If the trigger is stuck, this may be your problem.

Posted on Apr 03, 2007

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After I take a picture sometimes it takes quite a while until I can take another picture. I hold the button about half way down but that doesn't work.

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