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Camera simply quits working.Have tried taking battery out and back which sometimes works.

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Since your camera sometimes work, it could be the lens f/stop setting or the contacts between the lens and the body. First, clean the contacts on lens and the body with tip of pencil eraser. clean them again with denatured alchohol. Second, make sure the lens f/stop is at f/22 or highest setting and lock. Try again. If you still have problem, you should take it to a local camera retailer and see if they can resolve the situation before taking it to repair shop. -James

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