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When I turn the camera on the zoom lens goes in and out three times and then the message says to turn the camera off and then on again. I do this and it does the same thing. I was taking pictures and it was working just fine. It started to do this for no apparent reason.

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It is a lens issue, will need to go in for servicing. Possible reasons are knock or grit/sand in lens unit. If you have had it to the beach on a windy day try holding it over a piece of white paper with lens down about a foot away from the paper, give it a few taps on the bottom and see if sand/grit comes out. I fixed these camera's for 4 years and 90 percent of the problems were droppage/ sand related. SORRY.

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I had the same problem and fixed it.
The problem is related to the lens not working properly and jammed up.
When powering on the camera, the focus goes in and out and the lens spin and then the message is displayed to turn camera off.When I turn the camera off, I noticed the lens did not fully hiberate into the camera like it did before the error message.

So to fix the problem I did the following:
Turn the camera on, when the lens extended out, I slightly rotated the outer most lens clockwise and counterclockwise to free the lens from the jammed position.

The error no longer appeared and the camera stayed-on.When I shut the power-off the lens completely hibernated again like normal.

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