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WHEN TURNING ON CAMERA, ZOOM GOES IN AND OUT REPEATEDLY

I'M TRYING TO TURN ON THE CAMERA BUT WHEN I PRESS THE ON BUTTON THE ZOOM JUST GOES IN AND OUT, IN AND OUT, IN AND OUT, AND THEN SAYS TO TURN IT OFF AND THEN ON AGAIN. THIS DOES NOT WORK. THE BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGED AND THE CAMERA IS ONLY ABOUT 1 MONTH OLD. PLEASE HELP!

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Try cleaning off the little button (focus button) it sounds as if it is blocked and can not make up its mind where to focus. Also, you could (and should now) exchange the camera from where you purchased it-before the 30 days most stores give for a return is over.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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