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Turns on, lens comes out, and then turns off immediately.

When i turn the camera on, the lens comes out, then makes a short buzzing sound then goes straight back in and turns off.  it will not allow me to use any other function within this time.

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  • wilgan May 15, 2008

    i too have the same problem of the lens retracting after being turned on and a buzzing noise then turning off. have looked in manual but no such problem was written about

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    Same problem here - and on 2 cameras - same exact model. Has anyone found a solution?

  • gloriaypete Aug 16, 2008

    my camera turns on for a minute then turns off

  • wigwam36 Aug 21, 2008

    i have exactly same problem. is it fixable and is it expensive

  • harry_kane Aug 27, 2008

    The lens comes out, short buzz, than comes in and the camera shuts down. What's the solution? One person wrote, that this problem is fixable, but expensive. Could you be a little more specific?

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I am aslo having the same problems and I am at my witts with it can anyone HELP?

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