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Please help...I can't take any pictures!

Hi. When I try to take a picture, the camera focuses (even though the little red light is flashing rapidly) but nothing happens. If I try again it shuts itself off and "Err" appears on the screen. I put in new batteries and the same thing happens. Please help! Thanks!

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  • mrelvis56 Nov 30, 2007

    My problem is exactly the same. I tried fresh batteries and reseating the memory card with no results.

  • bnymoore Dec 24, 2008

    I have the same problem. I found that turning off the flash I could again take pictures. Thanks...

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I have the excact same problem so it must be with all the cameras.it will only let me take pictures when i have the flash off.send it to a shop. that probably what i will do if i get the money

Posted on May 08, 2008

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I actually figured out it's the flash that is broken...just wish I could fix it myself!

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Possibility one : lens unit faulty and proper focus is not being achieved camera goes into error mode because of this and then it switches off to prevent further damage.( replace /repair lens unit ) Possibility two: shutter faulty . Lens delivers proper focus but when you try to take picture goes into error mode because shutter not coming on line or malfanctions. ( replace shutter only ).

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

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Your pictures are blurry because the camera did not focus properly on the subject.

First, turn on the camera in any picture taking mode (or video mode), then look at the screen or viewfinder. There should be four white corners in the center of the camera display. This is your targeting area.
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1. Aim the camera at your subject so this center area is directly on it.

2. Press the shutter button lightly, not all the way down. Wait for a second or two WITHOUT RELEASING YOUR FINGER. If the white corners turn green, keep the finger on the button and press it all the way.

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If the targeting area turns red and blinks, then the camera has not focused. You can to try to focus again by following step 1 and 2. If a picture is taken when the targeting area is red, then the picture will be blurry.

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