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Camera will not stay on!

My camera turns on, the lens open up but them immediately retract and the camera switches off. The battery has full power. I took the casing off but nothing was apparent, so I put it back together.

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Kyocera online Technical Support team- should sort this for you - it is I thing a switch fault and the camera should be replaced- if it is out of warranty a nominal fee will be charged.

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