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When I turn on my camera and its in shooting mode

When I turn on my camera and its in shooting mode - i have a red hand flashing, there is a 'ticking' sound as though the lense is trying to ocus on a shot and any picture i take on this setting is blurred. How do I get rid of the red hand?

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  • cvsdesign Mar 15, 2009

    I just posted this same problem with my Nikon CoolPix S5. The tip to work on the focus did squat though. Sorry. It is driving me crazy as to why this is happening.

  • cvsdesign Mar 15, 2009

    this tip did not help me with the same problem as "weardrobe" - thanks anyways.

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In your menu settings, there should be a setting for auto-focus or focus notifications.
All cameras have this setting, but you can google it and find one for free download.

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