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The camera isn't powering on despite new duracell batteries, switching all 3 modes, and the oft-repeated thumping routine. Funnily, the lens cover's open....

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Hi,

Is there any Lens Error Message on the Camera?

Have you tried to Pull out the Battery for few minutes, and put it Back and then try to ON the Camera? If not, try it.

Also, pull out the SD card and see, if that makes a difference?

Have you Dropped the Camera?

Kindly explain with Make, Model and Age of the Camera?

Let me know, so that we could proceed.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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2) Slide a thin strip of paper between the lens cover shutters and the outer support ring. Work it around 360 degres to clear out any debris that may be in there.

3) With the lens barrel extended and pointed downward, tap the lens barrel with a pencil while you extend and retract the lens by powering the camera on and off.But this step may not be a option since your camera is in a dead state.

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