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Shutter guard won't close completely

Hello,
I just noticed that the lens guard on my P1 isn't closing completely when I turn off the camera. All else seems to be working fine. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    me too have the same problem any solution
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  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    You problably have your CARD Locked, try to unlock the card!! and this will problably work!!

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Buy another camera. Nikon sucks in my opinion. 2 years and the same issue.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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