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Camera has worked fine for about 50 shots over 3 months. I was travelling to Germany, so charged the battery to ensure full charge available for holiday shots. Wouldn't you guess - since I replaced the battery after charging, the lens doesn't fully open - it just cycles as if under powered. However, I am still able to review all pictures and select Review menu options. Is this likely to be a battery charge problem? I'm reluctant to spend another £15-ish if the camera is irrepairably blown!

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The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:

By the way, try Fix #1 first with different fresh batteries.

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