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Lens not opening.

Lens does not open when powered on. It automatically shuts back off.

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  • dorisdelite Apr 26, 2009

    When camera is on and I am trying to take a picture the camera goes off and on, also the zoom has stopped working.

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Try a new set of batterys.

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