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Powers up but does not stay on

On switch on the lens comes out then after about 1 second the green light around the ON button lights up then 4 bleeps and switch off.

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  • Bassa Oct 16, 2007

    tried a new battery and also with mains cable .

  • Bassa Oct 19, 2007

    I think the 4 bleeps indicate a switch off signal as there is a different bleeping at switch on.
    Sorry if this confused the issue

  • Bassa Oct 21, 2007

    what can i do to check/fix this suggestion?

  • Bassa Oct 22, 2007

    anyone any answers

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Hello Bassa,
This error code you receive indicates a lens assembly failure when syncronising the inner lens in order to achieve autofocus. The camera detected that the lens are improperly alligned and everytime it starts it will check again to see if the problem has been resolved. If not it will prevent you to take pictures because if the lens are unaligned they can damage themselves or other components when trying to achieve autofocus when taking pictures. This is a protection feature. A "do it yourself" solution is veeery out of the question here (i'm sorry for that) because the lens assembly is a very delicated mechanism. Sometimes service centers use microscopes or very small tools when handling parts of the lens assembly and the calibration of the lens focal distances is made using special devices. If someone or some other peoples from other forums instruct you to try pulling the lens out, or applying pressure on them, please do not to it. Altrough it may present a small chance of realigning a loose component in the lens mechanism, in most cases it will damage the small servomotors inside or the inner mechanism. The best course of action would be to try sending it to a service center to have it diagnosticated there. Ask them to give you a price estimation before they repair something, there may be a chance the lens assembly is damaged beyound repair (and furthermore very few service centers will even fully dissasemble a lens mechanism, even just to look at it not to mention repairs).
I'm not in here for ratings, but i should do my job and tell you what i think is the right course of action.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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It's because you've been photographing too much porn.

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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I should imagine the 4 bleeps indicate an error message. Does your manual describe the error bleeps?

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

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    Martin B Oct 19, 2007

    This could be a problem with the lens position switch or the lens is not able to fully come out due to debris/bodily fluids etc.



    If the lens comes out and the switch is not activated within the second or two, it will assume it is jammed or think something is obstructing it.

  • Martin B
    Martin B Oct 21, 2007

    Keen to help you here.



    Did this fault just start happening and can you remember what you did just before it started.



    Heres a few things I'd like you to try if you haven't already.



     



    Remove the battery for a few minutes then replace and try powering up.



    Try starting it in playback mode (play and power together I think) to see if it stays on.



    Plug it into a PC and check if you can copy files. 



     



    Let me know as much info as you can



     

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Check the battery maybe you have defective battery!

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

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