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My camera battery died while the camera was still on, and the viewfinder was stuck out. when i got home, it was slightly twisted. now, when i turn it on, i hear funny noises and i can't zoom in on anything at all. please help! i dont want a new camera! i like mine!

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Contact the manufacturer to find out about sending it in. If it still under warranty, the repair may be covered. Hope this helps!

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