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Door error My camera door, when opened, only shows the pictures on the camera. It keeps saying "door closed" when I open the door to take pictures. Because this keeps coming up, I cannot take pictures.

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Re: Door error

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Re: Door error

Sounds like a hardware issue, and the switch for the door is not being opened when the door is. Here is a link to the manual, and the service for the camera info is there as well.
Go here to download the manual for future reference:

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