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My camera just opens and closes lens 3 or 4 times then says turn camera off then back on. I turn it off then back on and it repeats the same process.

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Sorry, it needs to go in for service.
Usually this type of fault happens due to sand/ grit in the mechanism or it has suffered a knock/ drop.
If it is grit/ sand then they may just clean the lens mechanism.
If it has suffered an impact, then it will probably need replacement.
Sorry for the bad news.
Cheers.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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