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Lens is out, Camera won't turn on, power light flickers

I was taking a picture when it shut down, so I just figured the batteries died. I put new ones in and nothing happened. The lens were out, so I just held the power button down hoping maybe something would happen. The green power light flickers, and I can hear a faint clicking sound as if it's trying to make the connection, but it can't. Someone please help.

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Take battery out and clean contacts with an eraser on the end of a pencil.
Then try.
What stage is the lens - all the way out or partway?
OPut a finger on the lens barrel - do not puch it - this will ruin the drive- switch off the wieght of finger may be enough for the lens to get into gear..

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

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