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Zoom lens stuck out and camera will not power on...

When the last set of batteries went dead I put in a brand new pair. Hit the power button and the lens zoomed all the way out and stayed that way. The camera did not and will not turn on. The green light on the back flashes when I hit the power button but nothing else at all happens. You can hold the power button down as well and the light flashes a steady pulse until I let off. Can any one help?

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  • ekobilis Feb 25, 2009

    It takes one picture when I turn it on then the screen goes black and it wont turn off unless I constantly have to keep pushing the button to get it to turn off. Its only a year old. I bought it the end of last february.

  • tlane316 Mar 18, 2009

    when lens retracts the outside shutter stays open, and when you turn on camera and the lens extends, the outside shutter closes. Lens does not retract or extend completely.

  • tlane316 Mar 18, 2009

    when lens retracts the outside shutter stays open, and when you turn on camera and the lens extends, the outside shutter closes. Lens does not retract or extend completely.

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Try another set of batteries

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