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How do i reset my coolpix L23 to factory settings

Everytime i go to take a picture the lens retracts and i get a message that my batteries have expended i am using the correct batteries have had this camera for 12 months now without problems so it must be something I have altered in the settings

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It is doubtful to have this result from a camera setting.
Try the camera with the SD Card removed.
I once had a damaged SD Card that was drawing excessive power.

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