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The lens are out, and the camera won't turn on

Hello. I was taking a picture when all of a sudden the camera turned off. I figured the batteries just died, so I put new ones in. Nothing happened. The lens are out and I would like to get them back in. When I hold down the power button the green power light flickers on and off, and it makes a faint clicking noise. I really have no idea what to do. Please help, thanks.

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Hi,
Having taken apart a number of digital cameras I know they are fiendishly complicated inside. I can only suggest that you double check that the batteries are installed the correct way round and that you try again with new ones straight out of the packet.

If these suggestions do help you solve the problem, please give my reply a rating to help others judge my knowledge / guessing skills.
If they do not, please hold off on the rating and add a comment with more details so I can try to help you further. Cheers, D

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