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Can't Take Pictures

Everything is working on the camera display and the zoon feature and it has new batteries, but when I push the shutter button nothing happens. I have it set on Automatic and I have tried to determine if I have some other setting wrong, but I cannot find anything. Whatelse can I do/try? Thanks.

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Please see this post from someone with a similar problem: http://www.fixya.com/support/t415564-picture_when_flash_turned
Charging of the flash may be overpowering the batteries that you're using. Are you using alkaline batteries? If so, recommend instead trying rechargeable NiMH batteries rated at least 2500mah to see if the problem still exists. Walmart sells these for around $7 for a package of four (about $15-19 for the batteries with charger). Keep in mind they'll save you big bucks in the long run over alkalines, AND they'll last for at least 100 pictures per charge (and probably many many more). You'll be very pleased with their performance, and may slap yourself for not buying them sooner.

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