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Out of Focus

I hope you can help me resolve this. Seems that sometimes when ever I turn the camera on, the image on the LCD screen is out of focus & will remain that way until I either power cycle a few times or remove the batteries for about 5-10 seconds & then turn it on. It can't be the batteries because I have the same problem with new batteries installed. Any idea what may be causing this.

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I got it!!! on my cam i hold down the menu button at the same time power on, it will showup a " ver 1.00" and lens move a little maybe u have to do it 2 times but second time it should work

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