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After pressing POWER button, the camera lens extracts and then goes back and forth two times and makes an electronic buzz sound followed by electronic ticking sound. Then shuts off.

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  • vello_leitha Jul 21, 2009

    I have tried with new battery. I am thinking that the "buzz" sound is the motor and the "tick-tick" are misaligned or broken gear sounds.

  • vello_leitha Jul 22, 2009

    I have tried with new battery. I am thinking that the "buzz" sound is the motor and the "tick-tick" are misaligned or broken gear sounds.

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Replace your cam. battries. I think if will solve your problem.

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