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Dimage Z3 lens does not retract

After leaving the camera in a handbag, I found the lens extended. Since I cannot bring it back to the shut down position. Any suggestion to solve the problem is welcome. Thank you

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Check your batteries. Are they working? Try taking them out and replacing them. If you left the camera on when you put it away and the batteries drained, you won't be able to retract the lense until fresh batteries are inserted and the camera is powered up again.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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