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Won't turn on and lens is out.

I went snowboarding and had my camera on me and it was really cold outside. When I went to take some pictures my camera turned on and then turned off right away but the lens stayed open. I tried to warm it up in the car, that didn't help. When we got home I charged the batteries all night long and then put them back in. The only thing that happened is I think the lens readjusted. But it's still open and still won't turn back on.

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Re: Won't turn on and lens is out.

Sounds like you might have gotten some pocket lint in the lens barrel. The following blog outlines some repair options for a lens error:

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