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Lens out, Camera on, power light flickers on and off

Hello. I was taking a picture when all of a sudden it died on me, so I just figured the batteries died. I put new ones in, and it didn't do anything. I held the power on and the green power light flickers on and off, and I can hear a faint clicking noise. I keep putting in new batteries hoping all of the ones I'm using are bad, but so far no luck. Please help, thanks.

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Remove the memory card, and try starting the camera with the card removed. Sometimes this can help jog a camera back to life if your batteries had died while the camera was operating.

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Hey kyla_peyton,
If this camera turns off during use it should mean either the batteries have gone dead or there is a malfunction in the camera. It sounds like you have eliminated the chance that this is a battery failure. There are many malfunctions in the camera that could cause this so I would have the camera looked at by an authorized service technician. I hope this helps!

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Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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