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My camera won't stay turned on

I have recently been to a sand island and come back and my camera is not working i have tried turning it on and off many times but the digital zoom on the front wont stay open and it turns itself off everytime what shall i do how can i fix it?

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  • floaty_momen Mar 12, 2009

    thank you, i had tried all those already from the help section in the book, will sort it through insurance now.

  • sarahorror Apr 29, 2009

    i have the same problem! i recently have been going to the beach. now my camera won't turn on or charge! the red light flashes like it has no battery.i have rechargeable batteries so i cannot just replace it.

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    Yep and me lol i have exactly the same problem, i was on holiday in spain on the beach took some pictures and put it back in the case then it wouldnt come back on again, i shall try the solutions, cant see much of them working though.

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Its possible that dirt, sand had got stuck between your lens barrel and the body and that why the lens is giving you problems.

You can try some of the following solutions to help you out:

1).Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fully charged batteries back in and turn the camera on. if it doesnot work then,

2: Remove the batteries again, as also remove the memory card. Then install the newly charged batteries, when you turn it on it should come back to life.

3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during start up. This extra power can be useful to overcome any grit or sand particles that may be jamming the lens.
4: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum
5: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. Dont try very hard please.

Try the above and let me if its any help.

If the above does not help. Then you would need to take it to the nearest service center.

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