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Polaroid i733 7.0 digital camera won't work. I usually use digital rechargeable batteries, but have also tried duracell ultra and energizer lithium batteries. The camera will sometimes turn on and the lens will come out, but that's it. Nothing will display on the screen, it just stays black. I can't even get the lens to go back in. The camera is only about 3 months old. Help! Sharon

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Re: Polaroid i733 7.0 digital camera won't work. I...

My daughter just had this problem with her camera. The camera was off with the lens barrel extended. When I looked at it closely, I noticed that the inner part of the lens barrel was at a slight angle to the camera. I pushed firmly on the low side of the inner part of the barrel, and it popped the rest of the way out. Camera works fine now. Good luck!

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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I had the same problem. The solution suggested by Chasman1964 fixed mine. Thanks Chasman! I'd rate ya' FixYa! but for some reason you're locked as inappropriate....

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

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Yah i accidentally drop mines in the snow and the screen isnt coming on im trying my best to fix it but all it does is blink plzz god help

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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Send it back to the factory. Call their tech support and request the RMA# and mailing address. Camera comes with a 1-yr warranty. As long as it shows no signs of abuse and you are the original owner they will consider it according to tech support.

Include the receipt if you have it. They have a few loopholes to get out of the claim however, even if you do not have the receipt they can determine the DOB from the serial number.

Remember to be nice.

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Find them at WalMart or online

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