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Lens gone crazy pops in and out repeatedly

Lens pops in and out repeatedly.
Cannot use camera anymore.
Screen says "access" turn off.

My email address is john

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Re: Lens gone crazy pops in and out repeatedly

Sounds dumb, i've had similar issues when accidentally taking the memory card when the camera is powering up or down. have you tried to reset the camera with/without memory card?

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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Where the lens extends from the body is the area I am referring to, there is a tiny gap large enough to slide a sheet of paper into. That is the area I shot a tiny drop/burst of wd40 into. Wd40 is sort of electronic safe and most of it WILL evaporate.If you would like, send me your email address I will send a photo file-picture of how i did it. Hopefully it is the same problem.
Just put "camera problem" in the subject box
Jim H

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