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Outside shutter cover will not open

Whenever I turn on my Stylus Verve, the shutter door will not open and it beeps twice and then turns off. I can review pictures as long as I turn it on in picture review. I think the motor is shorted and the camera is garbage.

I did try a new and fully charged battery to no avail.

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  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    Same problem. After, the camera beep 14 times! Then, shutdown.

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    my camera

  • lauren101010 Oct 21, 2008

    the lense cover wont open, and it beeps, yet i can still review

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With my camera - correcting the shutter position makes no difference. Sometimes, the motor actually is able to move the shutter - but always the camera powers off if not reviewing photos.

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

The only thing I can recommend is to manually push the cover open. But, it will probably stay that way, and not close.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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