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Camera shutter slides out and comes right back in (full charge)

When I try to take a picture or turn the camera on to take a picture, the camera shutter will slide out and then just slide back in and turn off. I can review old pictures, but I can't take pictures!! Can anyone help? The camera is fully charged and was never dropped. Thanks - Vaughn

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You have two things to do.. Take pictures without the external memory if you got internal one. And try using another battery. Sometimes wrong/bad memory types or faulty types, they can't handle fast data rate, so this may cause the camera to make a "secure" shutdown. Or maybe the battery displays that it's full but it has a problem. So Check the battery and the external memory card.

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Re: Camera shutter slides out and comes right back in...

Hey there, I had the same problem and was able to solve it by pushing the lens inside. Seems like this is quite a common problem with easyshare as you can see here, there are more tricks that might work for you: Really hope this helps. Let me know :-) D.

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