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Will not turn off?

I hate this stupid camera! Since I bought this, I have gotten no use out of it.
It goes through batteries like a dose of salts and when I turn it on...it will not turn off! The thing just keeps going in and out!!Plus the pics are blurred

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Can I guess that you are using regular batteries! I discovered a long time ago that regular batteries will not last long, and maybe not have enough power to even get the camera started! Get Ultra-High Capacity Rechargeable batteries and a charger. The charger usually holds 4 batteries and you will only be using 2 at a time. They are expensive to buy but they are rechargeable and will make the camera work. The going in and out is the sudden drain on the batteries that is needed to open the lens and that causes the fast voltage drop which shuts the camera off. This will cycle over and over. Very anoying!

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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