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Camera is locked up

When camera is turned on it goes to a basic mode and will not respond to any commands.


when turn to adjust the settings the menu just continues to scroll through the options and will not allow any adjustments.


have tried changing batteries several times.


is there a master reset for the camera we could try.


thank you for your help

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Re: camera is locked up

I have found that most lock-up problems are the result of some obstruction (sand, grit) or perhaps impact damage. Send it to me for a N/C estimate. I've been in the camera repair business for over 30 years.

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Re: camera is locked up

I tried pulling the lens manually out and it worked :)

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Re: camera is locked up

I have found what seems to be a common thread amongst most "lock-up" or "turn camera off" problems. It seems that although we are told that we can use common alkaline batteries, once we do it is only a short matter of time before the camera begins to break down. I have found amongst my friends with the same camera who have stuck to the oxyride batteries that they are not having problems with their cameras. My suggestion, stick to the oxyride batteries. Overall they last longer anyhow, you just have to pay a little more upfront.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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