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Lens won't retract - message say's turn off and back on

When the camera was turned on, the lens extended and went to extreme zoom. Then a message said to turn it off and back on again. That didn't fix the problem as it repeats the problem. My sister has the same camera and has experienced the problem with hers also. Both of our cameras are relatively new. What's up?

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Re: Lens won't retract - message say's turn off and back...

My dad's FX-55 just had this problem, we went into the playback mode so that the screen displayed as usual, went onto the setup menu from there and reset the recording settings and the next reset option, and also the file numbers or whatever, and this seemed to work for us.

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Re: Lens won't retract - message say's turn off and back...

Good recharable batteries seem to fix most problems with this camera. I presume any premiun recharage batteries would work, I bought Energizers.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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