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I've got this problem before. what i did, out of desperation, i slapped the camera 3 times. then switch on/off button, lo behold, the lense open & close like normal...

but do this at your own risk:
1. hold with right hand, camera with bottom side down.
2. open left hand palm.
3. smack left palm with camera bottom.. 3x...

let me know if that works..

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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