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My camera is having problems turning on and off.

I cannot think of anything i did to my camera to have caused it to stop working. I havent dropped it, gotten it wet, got sand or dirt in it or anything. The problem is that when i try to turn it on, it will either
1. Turn on for just a few seconds, and then turn off (the lens does not go in)
2. Not turn on at all
3. Do this funky thing where it turns on half way, all the way, turns off a tad bit, and just keeps messing around untill it freezes in the middle.

When it does turn on for a second, its not long enough to snap even one picture. So i try to turn it off. This is another problem. It will
1. Turn halfway off so the lens is half out, and gets stuck
2. Turn off all the way, but the tiny black cover over the lens only closes halfway
3.(with luck) turn all the way off.

It also wont connect with the computer to upload pictures unless i hold down the power button with great force.

A side note* I have charged the battery in full, and this did not solve the problem. I have run the battery empty and re-charged it, and still did not fix the problem.

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  • patarena Jul 28, 2008

    I have used 2 different battheries, both charged up, and the camera slides in and out by itself, then shuts off. I can look at a few pictures, but not delete any (that causes a shut off) or take a picture.

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My daughter just had the same problem with her FE-190 - really erratic power-on behavior and when it did turn on, the LCD screen was blank. Anyway, I deduced the that the battery, which I think was OK was not connecting properly. So, I made sure the little red tab was locked over the battery and then it all started to work properly again.

I think it is possible with this camera to put the battery in, but it not have a good connection.

Hope that helps...Brian

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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Hey Mimi_M,
I know you said you didn't damage the camera and it hasn't gotten wet or been exposed to sand or dirt, but the most common cause of these symptoms are that something is obstructing the movement of the lens such as sand or the lens mechanism is damaged. I would try blowing compressed air into the side of the lens in the hopes to dislodge anything that might be stuck in the lens. If this doesn't work I would have the camera looked at by an authorized repair technician such as bringing it to a Geek Squad® precinct in a Best Buy™ store and they can send it out to be seen by a technician. I hope this helps!

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Allan
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Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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