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Camera lens will not open, tries a couple of times, stops, tries 2 more, red light is on, then it turns off.

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Some problem with the lens.
Was it impacted in any way or subjected to water exposure, sand or dirt?
Make sure the battery is up or new.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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