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Camera not staying on LCD display message.

My batteries went dead while the camera was on and now with the batteries recharged when I tun it on it displays please restart camera. I have only had this camera since March 2009. When I turn it off and then on again the lens move and then began to act as if it is jammed. It keeps making a beeping noise.

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Remove the batteries and externally recharge them . Sometime batteries , in some cases can have a polarity change but then the camera may just not turn on.

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