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Lens stuck! hey,today,when i uploaded the pics from my camera,it worked fine.But then,when I was taking a picture,the lens were stuck out,and the screen was turned off. I replaced the batteries,but it doesnt work.I dont drop it or something.Please help me,or you know where fix it and how much does it cost?Thanks alot!

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    Initiall pictures are extremely bright with horizontal lines on them and now its completely dead, i mean the shuttle it seems not to open anymore,... what the heck do i do??? HELP!!!!

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I had a similar problem and I tried all the various combinations of resetting the camera, charging the batteries, plugging in the USB cable etc. After a week or so I powered it off and rapped it against my desk once or twice. Once I turned it back on the lens functioned normally and I am now able to take pictures. This is obviously a solution of last resort but since it looked like even the most basic repair was $90, I decided to give it a shot.

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