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At random times my camera will shut itself off...sometimes as soon as I turn it on, othertimes shortly after I have taken one picture. Any suggestions? The battery is fully charged, the doors are closed...I'm puzzled.

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Its worth looking to see if you have a stand by timout set up on the camera, somethimes this affect how long the camer will stay on for also you should chack your general settings the higher things ate set up the more it draiunes the battery

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