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Camera shuts off

When I turn on my camera it boots up and after the shutter clicks the camera shuts off everytime. could there be something loose inside? Please advise.

Frederick

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  • reach4life Feb 18, 2008

    I have the identical issue with my Optio MX. Please assist.

  • mbcent Apr 23, 2008

    I too have this problem!!!

  • rjafl May 12, 2008

    I have the same problem.

  • Vicklow May 28, 2008

    I have the same issue. Sounds like a defect to me. Nice camera otherwise.

  • tonyro66 Jul 07, 2008

    I press the power button, it tries to power on but immediately turns off.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    We had this with our first camera. Happened so often (usually during important events like christening's, weddings, birthdays) that we got the camera replaced with a new one by our photo store. This one has been better but overall this camera has been a disappointment especially for the price paid ($650 in Canada in fall of 2004)

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    camera shuts down on boot up.however sound recording is OK.when in sound recording mode the menu is accessible and also images are viewable

  • kshaffer66 Feb 18, 2009

    Same problem. Have ahad the camera for over 4 years without a problem. Has anyone tried to replace the battery or sd card?

  • psdemaree May 12, 2009

    Same prob. Shuts down after boot up. In audio mode the menu is available but soon after as another mode is selected, it makes the shutter sound and shuts down. Tried resetting and it didn't work. Any help?

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I have the same problem.. the camera worked this morning, and now it doesn't. Weird. HELP!

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