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Hi, turning on & it keeps opening then shutting the lense won't stay on. Got new batteries

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There may be something more serious wrong with the camera, but the problem you describe is frequently due to weak/wrong batteries or corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera. Make sure that your new batteries are the correct type for the camera and that they are fully charged. If all seems OK with the batteries, remove them and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a clean dry cloth (heavy corrosion may require cleaning with a wire brush, steel wool, or sandpaper). Remove any residue that may have fallen into the battery compartment during the cleaning, wipe both ends of the batteries with the cloth, and reinsert them into the camera. This clears the problem about 90% of the time - I hope it works for you.

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3- While turning the camera off, I pushed (down, up and turn) the lense in (NOT TOO Hard) by my hand. If you push the lense too hard, you may damage the mechanicall moving parts of the lense.

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I read a lot and here is what cause my lense to malfunction.

While lense was fully open and battery died, some small particles got on the lense and prevented lense from fully opening or closing.

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