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Camera won't turn on, battery voltage checks OK. This happened after I fixed the common LCD problem (connectors pulled out of screen from being over-rotated). Neglected to remove battery during repair, but didn't think this would have posed a problem. Thanx!

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I keep getting a error code on my screen saying lens error 0x01110000 and it will not let my do anything i can press the power button screen comes on then the lens error code comes up and then it turns its...


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TIPS:
1.)NEVER PUSH THE LENS IN AFTER CAMERA DIES, BUY A NEW BATTERY IMMEDIATLY AND TURN IT BACK ON, CLOSING THE LENS!

2.)NEVER USE AN AC ADAPTER, USE A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY OR A REGULAR BATTERY!

..to fix this...

Do as i say..

1.) Remove battery
2.) Remove front plate (screw driver may be needed)
3.) Check all gears, make sure they are correctly fitted in place)
4.) Move the gear manually to make the lens come out.
5.) keep it out, put the front plate back together.
6.) reinsert the battery, turn it on.


or...
1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Wait about 6-8 hours.
3.) Reinsert the battery.

or...
1.) Remove the battery.
2.) Try hooking it up through AC adapter, put correct voltage.
3.) Try turning it on.
4.) Remove AC adapter, reinsert battery.
5.) Turn it on.

Hope this may help;

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VOTIT

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