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Absolutely screwed up, recently purchased camera

My camera will not focus.  When you try to take a picture an error 1 message comes up.  It won't take pictures in manual focus or auto focus.  I bought the camera on ebay for Christmas without a memory card.  Before I bought a memory card I took the camera out of its box, charged the battery and tried it out.  I was able to take about 5 or 6 pictures.  IT WORKED PERFECTLY!  When I tried to take a seventh picture, everything went wrong, as I have just described above.  I tried putting a memory card in, I tried a lens off my old 35mm, nothing helps.

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Try to shoot without a card. or better use a known good card. [:0)

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