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Camera not powering on

Camera will not power on - lens are stuck in zoom on position. I have replaced battery. When attempting to power on, beeps twice then switches off. When pressing Power button with menu button - screen will say "Version 1.0" then power off. Any help anybody?

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Re: Camera not powering on

Hello... 1)camera is not turning on . Is the battery inserted correctly? Check the direction of the battery. Is the battery sufficiently charged? Use a battery that has been sufficiently charged. 2)camera switches off after powered on * Is the battery charge insufficient to operate the camera? Use a battery that has been sufficiently charged. * If you leave the camera on, the battery will be exhausted. Turn the camera off frequently by using power save mode or economy mode etc.

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