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Non-functioning camera My Kyocera S5R has frozen in the lens-extended/flash up configuration, and the display is non-functioning, as well. Inserting fully recharged batteries in attempt to shut it down makes no difference. By pressing the power button it will give off its sound as if it is starting up, and on one occasion it did retract the lens and power the display, but in rotating the dial and selecting another function it went back to its zombie state. Is this a dead camera or is there a solution?

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Re: Non-functioning camera

Open the unit. look for anything electrical disconnected from sloppy factory

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Use these at own risk as it may further damage the camera.

Firstly , try connecting your ac adapter or usb cable.

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Try hitting your camera near the lens on the body with the soft tissue on the palm of your hand.

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