Question about Cameras
Many things can cause this but given the information you have provided it probally rules out the battery and memory card. A very likely common malfunction is that the lense housing has been hit and it has caused the housing to come off the gears so to speak and it is now misalligned. It does not take much to cause this to happen a firm rub when open is enough to take it off kilter and malfuction until fixed. The motor that slides open the lense housing senses the friction and extra force needed to open the lense and trips the circuit on the bord to close the lense to prevent further damage. Take it to a repair shop and have it checked out and you should be back in business.
Also sometimes a pice of foriegn material can become lodged in the lense housing giving the same results. Either way have it checked out. Make sure it hasent been dropped or have gotten wet as it may have done permanent damage to the camera's internal board.
Posted on May 25, 2009
When you test the batteries it's not under a "load" which it is when you power on the camera. you need to purchase a good set of rechargable batteries and charger and use them... you shouldn't have any issues with the camera after that.
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Posted on May 24, 2009
Do you get a error message? the camera has most likely picked up a problem with the lens mechanism or another internal fault and it turns off. These are not easy to repair at home and I don't recommend taking small cheap cameras apart, as they can be a real pain to get back together.
Is it covered by warranty?
can you tell me more about the problem and what lead to it? / caused it?
Posted on May 22, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
1. Make sure camera is off, and then remove the batteries and memory card.
2. Close the battery door.
3. Press and hold down the on/off button for 1 minute.
4. Release the on/off button, and reinsert the batteries and memory card.
5. Power the camera on.
Next reset the settings of the camera to the factory default.
1. While the camera is on, press and hold the menu button for approximately 10 seconds.
2. The screen should then display the message "Reset settings to default".
3. "Cancel" will be highlighted so move to the right and highlight "OK".
4. Press the SET button once "OK" has been highlighted.
5. The screen will say "busy" while the settings are returned to the default
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