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Shutter does not close. Camera turns itself off.

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  • reuben24 Sep 30, 2010

    Tried it a bunch of times and it didn't work. Got any other suggestions?

  • reuben24 Sep 30, 2010

    Thank you. I tried it several times and eventually got it to close. Then when I turned it on again, it worked. I also blew softly into the area so perhaps something was blown out of the area.

    Must say I was not optimistic. Thank you very much.

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There is probably a grit of sand or residue jamming the lens barrel and this caused the system to recognize it as a fault and turns itself off. Here is what you try to do. Make sure you have loaded a freshly charged battery. Hold your camera with your right hand with its lens facing the ground. Now, tap the camera's base to your left palm as your press the ON button of the camera to power it on. You may have to do this several times with the idea of removing the grit off the lens barrel.

Please let me know how this goes so that I could give you other solutions.

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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    virtualhost Sep 30, 2010

    If that camera is no longer under warranty, then you can try to twist and gently push the lens barrel while turning the camera on. Are you sure the battery is fully charged?

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