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Camara doesn't take pictures

When I turn the camara on in picture taking mode the camera lense opens fully, not focusing as it usually does. After about 5-10 seconds the message "please turn camera off and then on again" appears. I have done this several times, even have changed the batteries. The same thing occurs. Any advice appreciated. Same prob! When I turn the camera on it does not focus, the shutter does not open and it keeps telling me to turn my camera off and then on again. It will display pics that are on the camera but that's it. The zoom in and out button also is sticking.

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Re: camara doesn't take pictures

When a please turn on and off again appears there is normally a fault with or in the lens. I dont like to suggest that the camera must be opened by anyone that is not qualified to do the repairs because these cameras have components in that could be damaged and will only make the problem worse.

Posted on May 31, 2008

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