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The camera won't turn on. When the power is turned on, the camera lens pops in and out 2 or 3 times before shutting down permanently. The power light does flicker, but the camera is rendered useless. Why??

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I charged the battery 3 times, with no results. Then I banged the **** out of it on the counter top. It seemed to work after that! ...?

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