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Used FE-170 hardly powering on.

I got this used camera from a friend of mine becasue it wasn't working. The camera powers on, But the screen is black. After a few seconds, the camera shuts off. The lens comes out when turned on, but when it shuts down, it doesn't go back in. The little light in the middle is orange. I have tried many types of batteries but nothing helps. When i plug it into the computer, everthing works nomally, as it should.
If anyone could help i would really appreciate it.

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The lens need to be replaced or repaired. It is not fully extending. It may be that one or more of the plastic gears or plastic rods that hold the gears in place, are broken. I repaired two plastic rods in my lens, by drilling holes for new plastic rods,(I cut plastic rods from a plastic toilet bowl chain!!! It fit inside the gears perfectly), and super glue the rods in place. Replaced gears, put camera back together and BAM in worked! Nothing like a perfectly working refurbished rig job. Camera takes great pictures to this day.

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