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Camera turns on but lens is stuck, The camera stays on for a few seconds and then turns off.

My daughter dropped my camera. At first the lens would zoom out, now it does nothing. The camera turns on for a few seconds, the zoom does nothing and then the camera turns off.

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  • dancelover50 Apr 27, 2008

    I turn on my camera and then it just turns off. If it does stay on for a few seconds when i press the button to take a picture it turns off. The Lense goes out but nothing happens.

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