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Blurry lenses Same problem exactly. I'm not sure what happened (maybe sand in the camera?) The camera now turns off to a black screen, If I push the botton to see ast pictures, the screen works again and lets me see through them. But If I go back to "take picture mode", the image they give me is all blurry and if I try to use the zoom, the camera turns off.

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  • costanza_nic Jun 15, 2009

    Sorry, I'm having trouble understanding what you mean. If I remove the battery, the camera won't turn on at all. Btw, what it means to start the camera without camera? Finally, If I press the powr button for even less than 10 seconds the camera turns off... (and when I turn it off again it has the same problems)

  • costanza_nic Jun 15, 2009

    Hi. I'm not sure what happened to my camera, (possibly some sand got in it) but It's not working anymore. Whwn I turn it on, it makes weird buzzes and gives me a black screen. whe I do succeed in getting teh screen back, teh image it gives me it's all blurry. Finally, If I try to zoom, the camera buzzes and turns off.

  • costanza_nic Jun 15, 2009

    Hi. I'm not sure what happened to my camera, (possibly some sand got in it) but It's not working anymore. Whwn I turn it on, it makes weird buzzes and gives me a black screen. whe I do succeed in getting teh screen back, teh image it gives me it's all blurry. Finally, If I try to zoom, the camera buzzes and turns off.

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This sounds like you have gotten some kind of contamination inside the camera, it is blurry because the lens can't move to focus the image in a smooth manner, it is sticking. U can try taking this apart but based on my experience this is best left to a camera repair shop, there are lots of tiny parts and hidden screws, you can do more damage if you don't understand how it all goes back together, taking it apart is not easy, putting it back right is almost impossible for a DIYer.

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Check if you got any leaks in side of the camera,if yo mean the SANDS inside,camera is very delicate one,and when it comes to lens we should handle it very cautiously,if there is a sand inside it you cannot clean it by yourself because every electronic part inside the camera is small and delicate so best is to give to service engineer.
buzzing sound from the camera means something technical problem,
here i listed out the problem.
BASIC TECHNICAL PROBLEMS:

  1. When the camera won't turn on, check the batteries. Connect camera to an AC adapter. Remove all batteries, disconnect AC adapter, wait a minute, reinsert batteries and reconnect adapter. Turn on camera. If the camera gets wet, turn it off if it's on. Remove all batteries and media. Let it dry completely for at least 24 hours before reinserting batteries.
  2. Step 2 If the camera is burning through the battery too fast, minimize your use of the camera's built-in LCD (assuming it has one) if it has a viewfinder you can use instead. The LCD is the biggest power drain on your camera. Use only heavy-duty batteries (look for ones that say they're suited to digital cameras). Ordinary alkalines won't cut it. Look into upgrading to rechargeable NiMH batteries. If you have or can get an AC adapter for your camera, always use it when downloading photos directly to your computer. If your camera uses PC Cards or SmartMedia cards, get a card reader that will connect to your computer. This will save battery life and improve data-transfer speed. If problem occurs during very cold conditions, warm the batteries in your pocket or hand just before inserting them into the camera and shooting.
  3. Step 3 Does the screen keep turning off? Check message display for explanation such as focus or lighting. Battery is low; replace or recharge. Some cameras have a power-save mode that shuts down. when battery is low. In some models, you may be able to take non-flash pictures with low battery. Battery may be too cold. Warm it to room temperature.
  4. Step 4 When the camera won't let you connect it with the computer, always use an AC adapter when downloading directly to a computer. Check with the camera manufacturer (try its Web site) to make sure you have the latest version of the necessary software drivers. If your camera connects via a serial (COM) port, check for serial-port conflicts. If you're using a FireWire cable to connect to the computer, turn the computer on, turn the camera on and then connect the cable between the two. Don't turn off the camera while the cable is still attached. If the camera won't recognize the media, make sure media is inserted correctly (this isn't always obvious with SmartMedia, for instance). Make sure media hasn't been write-protected.
  5. Step 5 The flash doesn't work. Check that batteries are fresh. Check that camera hasn't been set for no-flash mode. Give the flash time to charge before pressing shutter.
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Ok
first remove battery and memory card from camera.
Then start camera without camera.
Then reset all settings to factory defaults.
Press power button for 10 seconds then it reset.

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    kishor Jun 15, 2009

    start your camera without memory card.
    Then go to setings in menu then reset all settings to factory defaults.

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