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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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Re: Camera will not stay on!

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.

Posted on Jun 26, 2007

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E18 is lens error. When the lens will not retract and camera is not functional (no picture on display, and does not shoot) , and you already tried replacing batteries with a new fresh set (ensure please) , and then restarting camera with no memory card inside, then camera is faulty.

Try an easy fix by pushing gently the lens (do not force them, just help them) while you turn off camera at same time. Try also switching the mode selector.

If still no luck , then the camera must be disassembled to fix the problem.

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  • If there is no power at all it is the connector from batteries to main board, this is also a ribbon cable.

If the camera is less than one year old will be replaced by manufacturer.

If your warranty is expired you can get an estimate for repair from manufacturer, or from a third party like Advance Camera here :Advance Camera Repair you can book the repair online.

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