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Camera not focusing

When I switch the camera on the lens does come out but makes a strange noise as it does so - there is an error on the screen (exclamation mark with held up hand) and the pictures are blurred. I am still able to take movies.

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Re: Camera not focusing

My camera did this to. I had to send it back and they fixed it. No problems since

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