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Failure to operate - reimsert battery

THE The camera fails to function. I get an error message telling me to turn the camera off/on or reinsert the battery. It usually works but lately that proceedure fails, I shut the camera off for about an hour then it dunctions correctly.

Has anuont experiemced this problem? Other than ther above is there any remedy. O loose a lot of good shots.

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Replace the battery. After you turn it off for a while, the battery comes back just enough to allow operation for a short time. After that time is over, the camera doesn't operate. Then if it sits for a while, the battery can power the camera for another short time.

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