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Hi, has anyone else had the problem of "help" appearing in the LCD when depressing the shutter release? If so, were you able to resolve the problem?

Many thanks for any support.


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To isolate the cause of the issue, do the following:
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3. Allow the camera to sit without power for approximately 30 minutes.
4. Insert a fully charged battery, and turn on the camera.
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