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HELP ME PLEASE IM DESPERATEEEE.

K so the camera was in my backpack and i went to go take pics and the lense was opened but it wasnt on. Then i went to go turn the camera on and it keeps saying "access...turn the camera on and off" so i keep doing that and nothings happening. ! So now the cameras off and im charging the battery so its full but the lense is still stuck open. HELP ME PLEASEEEE C=

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  • Evaus Apr 03, 2008

    My problem is very similar. The lens stays open all the time. When I try to turn it on, the screen will flash like it would normally, but turns back off. How can I fix this? I really like my camera and don't want to have to buy a new one.

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If you cannot find a solution to your problem you may want to email fixityourself@gmail.com. He has good advice and good used parts at a fair price.

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