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Zooming FE-280 camera - Worked great for about 2 weeks. While on vacation developed a problem - when you turn the camera on the lens goes in and out like it is trying to focus. Once it is through with the lens action when you try to set up for a picture (any mode) and focus on the subject the camera will not focus and then shuts down. Acts like the battery is dead but camera shows fully charged battery. Any ideas?

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  • fleminco Jan 10, 2008

    same problem as described

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The exactttt same thing happened to me. I think i still have a warranty on it, and every body has been trying to help me, but it seems the camera is just retarded- and just needs to be replaced

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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SOURCE: FE-280 Wont Focus and Shust Off

I have the same problem, but my display doesn't show anything. It is just black.

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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