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Can't get it to stay on!

I have used the camera for over a year. I was taking some pics with it today and then the next thing I know, the lens will not come back in and it's like froze. Put in some new batteries and it will come on and show me the pic screen and immediately go off on it's on and the zoom lens is still stuck out! What do I do or is a lost cause???

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Re: Can't get it to stay on!

Try to take out batteries and put them back if it doesnt work right away with change of memory card.

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