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Flash won't work when it's cold outside. Camera shuts off by itself.

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Re: Flash won't work when it's cold outside. Camera shuts...

How cold? Most rechargeable batteries will not work properly much below 0 degrees Centigrade. If it is much colder than that, it is likely that the batteries are shorting out and the camera is not getting enough current.

Try keeping the camera warm until you use it (under clothing, in a pocket etc.)

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When you remove the battery for a few moments, the camera will have a "cold" start. So the program that makes your camera work, start from scratch. As long as the battery is in the camera, the program in the memory does not change. That is why you should the battery.
If your camera has a hardware failure it won't be solved when you remove and reinsert the battery. If the switching on and of occurs while zooming, it could be the lens mechanism has a problem with the gear or motor. If this happens, you should visit a service centre, or buy a new camera.
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