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Lens does not always open, batteries run down quickly

When I turn on the camera, the lens usually opens about halfway. Before taking a picture, I have to manually open it all the way. Also, the batteries run down quickly.

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The 520's are notorious for lens opening issues... I've had a few and any dirt or moisture in the lens shutters, and they'll get screwy.
Clean dirt with a little compressed air...not high pressure...
Batteries... set the resolution a bit lower, avoid alot of flash and zoom and you'll get better battery life... it's part the 520...carry spare alkalines.. always..
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