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Greetings! When I turn on my camera, the lens gets in position to focus then zooms in and out, once or twice, then on the LCD screen it says to turn off, then turn on. I've taken the batteries out for awhile then put them back in there and still same problem. Please Help!

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Possible lens failure ( or - damaged ) ; up to 50 % of replacement cost is reasonable repair ( if more , trading up is advised ) ;

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