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Won't turn on! Possible lens problem?

My camera went dead while on, the lens fully extended. I don't know if maybe it got bumped or something while in this state ... but when I put batteries in it and try to turn the camera on, the green light just blinks a few times, emits a strange beep a couple times, and then turns off. There have been a couple times where it will appear to turn on, just to shut off after a few seconds. In an attempt to fix this problem, I've managed to get the lens half retracted. Think maybe that I've just jammed it even further ... It was a Christmas present, so of course no reciept and I threw the box away. There goes the free replacement. HELP!

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Re: Won't turn on! Possible lens problem?

My daughter just had this problem with her camera. The camera was off with the lens barrel extended. When I looked at it closely, I noticed that the inner part of the lens barrel was at a slight angle to the camera. I pushed firmly on the low side of the inner part of the barrel, and it popped the rest of the way out. Camera works fine now. Good luck!

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Re: Won't turn on! Possible lens problem?

Check the batteries... make sure they are alkaline. :)

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We have the exact same problem. Batteries died and lens is extended. But with new batteries it will not power-up. Green light blinks and then shuts off. Tech support suggested if you have the receipt and it shows no signs of abuse send it in.

However, if it was purchased in the past 12 months even without the receipt they can verify the DOB by the serial number and perform a one time warranty if it is approved.

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Re: Won't turn on! Possible lens problem?

If you have manually tried to adjust the lens then it is ruined - these are very fine mechanisms manual fiddling usually fixes them -for good. A repair is not usually an option Check the Polaroid tech support team first of course. But the cost of shipping/insurance and inspection plus the lack of parts will make it a fruitless task Christmas is but 6 months away though. ;-)

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